Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
|Born||September 22, 1951|
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
|Education||Tufts University (BA)|
The New York Times Company
(m. 2014; sep. 2020)
|Children||A. G. Sulzberger|
|Parent(s)||Barbara Winslow Grant|
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
|Relatives||Arthur Hays Sulzberger|
Arthur Ochs "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. (born September 22, 1951) is an American journalist.
Early life and education
Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, one of two children of Barbara Winslow (née Grant) and Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr. His sister is Karen Alden Sulzberger, who is married to author Eric Lax. 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.
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. On December 14, 2017, he announced he would be ceding the post of publisher to his son, A. G. Sulzberger, effective January 1, 2018.
Sulzberger remained chairman of the Times board until December 31, 2020, when he passed that position to his son as well.
Awards and honors
- 1996 - Tufts University Light on the Hill Award, Massachusetts
- 2006 - SUNY New Paltz, New York awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters to Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman and publisher of The New York Times.
- 2012 - National Book Award Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community
- 2017 - CUNY School of Journalism Journalistic Achievement Award at the 10th Annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism, New York
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 married Gabrielle Greene in 2014, and the couple filed for divorce in 2020.
- Pareene, Alex. "Pinch Sulzberger, Fire Yourself Today". The Awl. Archived from the original on July 1, 2022. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
- Barbara Winslow Grant, Mother of Times Chairman, Dies at 90, The New York Times, New York Edition, March 10, 2019, p. A23.
- "Karen A. Sulzberger Is Wed To Eric Martin Arthur Lax". The New York Times. October 24, 1982.
- 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.
- New Times, New York Magazine, September 30, 1991, p. 30.
- "Scion of the Times". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chris Isidore. "New York Times chairman retires after 23 years leading the board". CNN. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
- "Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Receives the Light on the Hill Award from Tufts University, MA". Tufts University. April 9, 1996. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- "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.
- "SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series; An Evening with Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr". YouTube.com. SUNY New Paltz, New York. March 6, 2020. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Kaufman, Leslie (November 14, 2012). "Novel About Racial Injustice Wins National Book Award". The New York Times, US. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr". International Center for Journalists. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
- 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).
- Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. and Gail Gregg Married, May 25, 1975, The New York Times, p. 51.
- "Times Publisher and His Wife Separate", The New York Times, May 10, 2008. Accessed August 10, 2008.
- "Sulzbergers Have A Son", The New York Times, August 6, 1980. Accessed June 17, 2016.
- "The New York Times Company Biography for A.G. Sulzberger". Retrieved June 22, 2016.
- "Gabrielle Greene and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Wedding". The New York Times. August 31, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.