He’s on his way out the door.
On Thursday, the Times announced that Jill Abramson, the paper’s managing editor since 2003, will become the first-ever female executive editor of the Gray Lady.
“It’s meaningful to me,” she told a Times reporter. “You stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, and I couldn’t be prouder to be standing on Bill’s shoulders.”
Last year, Abramson took a break from her daily duties as managing editor to familiarize herself with the paper’s online operation.