Cox was most recently the Times’ graphics editor. She joined the company in 2004.
“Amanda Cox has a singular reputation among her colleagues with The Upshot and the Graphics desk,” wrote Times executive editor Dean Baquet, in a memo to staffers. “She’s creative and collegial and has a rare force of intellect. She is responsible for some of the most innovative work the Times has done over the last decade, and her input has lifted the work of dozens of Times journalists.”
In related news, Kevin Quealy has been named a deputy editor of The Upshot.