Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
Arthur Sulzberger Jr, 2016
Sulzberger in 2016
Born (1951-09-22) September 22, 1951 (age 72)
EducationTufts University (BA)
The New York Times Company
(m. 1975⁠–⁠2008)
Gabrielle Greene
(m. 2014; sep. 2020)
ChildrenA. G. Sulzberger
Annie Sulzberger
Parent(s)Barbara Winslow Grant
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
RelativesArthur Hays Sulzberger
Adolph Ochs

Arthur Ochs "Pinch"[1] Sulzberger Jr. (born September 22, 1951) is an American journalist.

Sulzberger was the chairman of The New York Times Company from 1997 to 2020, and the publisher of The New York Times from 1992 to 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, one of two children of Barbara Winslow (née Grant) and Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr.[2] His sister is Karen Alden Sulzberger, who is married to author Eric Lax.[3] He is a grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger and great-grandson of Adolph Ochs. His mother was a descendant of Mayflower crew member John Alden and Plymouth Colony governor Edward Winslow.[2]

Sulzberger's mother was of mostly English and Scottish origin and his father was of German Jewish origin (both Ashkenazic and Sephardic).[4]

Sulzberger's parents divorced when he was five years old. He was raised in his mother's Episcopal faith; however, he no longer observes any religion.[5]

Sulzberger graduated from the Browning School in New York City.[6] In 1974, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Tufts University.


Sulzberger was a reporter with the Raleigh Times in North Carolina from 1974 to 1976, and a London Correspondent for the Associated Press in the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1978.

Sulzberger joined The New York Times in 1978 as a correspondent in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He moved to New York as a metro reporter in 1981, and was appointed assistant metro editor later that year. Sulzberger is a 1985 graduate of the Harvard Business School's program for management development.

From 1983 to 1987, Sulzberger worked in a variety of business departments, including production and corporate planning. In January 1987, Sulzberger was named assistant publisher. A year later, Sulzberger was named deputy publisher, overseeing the news and business departments. In these capacities, Sulzberger was involved in planning the Times's automated color printing and distribution facilities in Edison, New Jersey, and at College Point, Queens, New York, as well as the creation of the six-section color newspaper.

Sulzberger became the publisher of The New York Times in 1992, and chairman of The New York Times Company in 1997, succeeding his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger.[7] On December 14, 2017, he announced he would be ceding the post of publisher to his son, A. G. Sulzberger, effective January 1, 2018.[8]

Sulzberger remained chairman of the Times board until December 31, 2020, when he passed that position to his son as well.[9]

Awards and honors[edit]


Sulzberger played a central role in the development of the Times Square Business Improvement District, officially launched in January 1992, serving as the first chairman of that civic organization.

Sulzberger helped to found and was a two-term chairman of the New York City Outward Bound organization,[15] and currently serves on the board of the Mohonk Preserve.[16]


Sulzberger was opposed to the Vietnam War and was arrested at protest rallies in the 1970s.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Sulzberger with Gabrielle Greene in 2013

Sulzberger married Gail Gregg in 1975, and the couple divorced in 2008.[18][19] The couple have two children: a son, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, and a daughter, Annie Sulzberger.[20][21]

Sulzberger married Gabrielle Greene in 2014, and the couple filed for divorce in 2020.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pareene, Alex. "Pinch Sulzberger, Fire Yourself Today". The Awl. Archived from the original on July 1, 2022. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Barbara Winslow Grant, Mother of Times Chairman, Dies at 90, The New York Times, New York Edition, March 10, 2019, p. A23.
  3. ^ "Karen A. Sulzberger Is Wed To Eric Martin Arthur Lax". The New York Times. October 24, 1982.
  4. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society - American Ancestors: #42 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: Yankee Ancestors, Mayflower Lines, and Royal Descents and Connections of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. Archived November 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine by Gary Boyd Roberts; dated December 1, 1999.
  5. ^ New Times, New York Magazine, September 30, 1991, p. 30.
  6. ^ "Scion of the Times". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Sulzberger Jr., Arthur; Baquet, Dean; Rosenthal, Jack (June 18, 2015). "A Conversation on the Future of The New York Times: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and Dean Baquet in conversation with Jack Rosenthal" (Video). Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021.
  8. ^ Ember, Sydney (December 14, 2017). "A.G. Sulzberger, 37, to Take Over as New York Times Publisher". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Chris Isidore. "New York Times chairman retires after 23 years leading the board". CNN. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  10. ^ "Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Receives the Light on the Hill Award from Tufts University, MA". Tufts University. April 9, 1996. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  11. ^ "Publisher of The New York Times to Receive Honorary Degree from SUNY New Paltz, New York". SUNY New Paltz, New York. March 27, 2006. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  12. ^ "SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series; An Evening with Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr". SUNY New Paltz, New York. March 6, 2020. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  13. ^ Kaufman, Leslie (November 14, 2012). "Novel About Racial Injustice Wins National Book Award". The New York Times, US. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  14. ^ "CUNY School of Journalism Journalistic Achievement Award at the 10th Annual Awards". CUNY School of Journalism, New York, US. April 17, 2017. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "Robert Miller Named Chairman of NYC Outward Bound Board" (PDF). NYC Outward Bound. January 3, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  16. ^ "Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr". International Center for Journalists. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  17. ^ Auletta, Ken (December 12, 2005). "The Inheritance: Can Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., save the Times—and himself?". The New Yorker. Arthur, Jr., leaned to the left (he had been vehemently opposed to the Vietnam War, and was arrested more than once at protest rallies).
  18. ^ Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. and Gail Gregg Married, May 25, 1975, The New York Times, p. 51.
  19. ^ "Times Publisher and His Wife Separate", The New York Times, May 10, 2008. Accessed August 10, 2008.
  20. ^ "Sulzbergers Have A Son", The New York Times, August 6, 1980. Accessed June 17, 2016.
  21. ^ "The New York Times Company Biography for A.G. Sulzberger". Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  22. ^ "Gabrielle Greene and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Wedding". The New York Times. August 31, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

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Preceded by Publisher of The New York Times Company
Succeeded by
Chairman of The New York Times Company