Keller Steps Down; Abramson Named Executive Editor of 'The New York Times'

Bill Keller will become a full-time writer at paper


Jill Abramson will succeed Bill Keller as executive editor of the New York Times, the paper announced on Thursday. Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief who has served as managing editor since 2003, will be the first woman in the paper’s 160-year history to serve as editor.

In addition, the Times announced that Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet will become the new managing editor. Both appointments will be effective on September 6, 2011.

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