Frank Bruni to be First Gay Op-Ed Columnist in The New York Times’ History


By Chris O'Shea Comment

Frank Bruni – a writer for The New York Times since 1995 – has been named an Op-Ed columnist. The move was announced by Andy Rosenthal as part of the much discussed Week in Review section revamp.

According to Rosenthal, Bruni’s column will offer an “opinionated look at a big event of the last week, from a different or unexpected angle, or a small event that was really important but everyone seems to have missed.” Bruni will contribute work for the print section as well as an online column.

Bruni will be the Times’ first openly gay Op-Ed columnist, an honor we’re sure he’s extremely proud of.

Bruni said of joining the Opinion Pages:

I’m excited and really grateful. At The Times and beforehand, I’ve been lucky to be able to write about many different topics, and I’m eager to take on a job that will allow me to range across most or all of them in a reflective, analytical and sometimes — I hope — spirited way.