New York Times Adds Kathleen Kingsbury as Deputy Editorial Page Editor

She joins from The Boston Globe

Kathleen Kingsbury, Boston Globe’s managing editor for digital, is joining The New York Times as deputy editorial page editor, beginning in August.

Prior to serving as managing editor for digital, Kingsbury had been rooted in the paper’s editorial side, joining in 2013 as an editorial writer on the editorial board. In 2015, when she was deputy managing editor of the editorial page, she won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

Prior to joining the Globe, Kingsbury had been a contributing writer at Time and a contributing columnist at Reuters, and a staff writer at Time before then.

“Katie’s range of accomplishments as a writer and editor points to the intellect, imagination, and ambition for great journalism that she brings to the role, as well as to her generosity as a colleague. We feel very lucky that she’s joining us,” said editorial page editor James Bennet in an announcement.

It’s a nice sentiment, but nothing can beat this from Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory; it’s likely the best goodbye note we’ve ever seen.

Here’s the full note: