NYT's Sulzberger Jr to retire as chairman by end of December

FILE PHOTO: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, listens at the Reuters Global Media Summit in New York, November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. will retire as chairman and a member of the New York Times Co’s NYT.N board by the end of December, the newspaper publisher said on Wednesday.

Sulzberger Jr, 69, who joined the newspaper in 1978 as a correspondent, will be replaced as chairman by his son, A.G. Sulzberger, The Times publisher since 2018.

In his four-decade long tenure, Sulzberger Jr. spearheaded the transformation of the Times into a digital business with strong subscription numbers.

He will assume the title chairman emeritus, the company said.

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