Jun 2, 2011

New York Times gets new leader

Bill Keller has announced he'll step down as executive editor of the New York Times. The Pomona College grad says he wants to become a full-time writer.

The newspaper's managing editor, Jill Abramson, will succeed Keller. She is the first woman to hold that position.

Dean Baquet will leave his post as Washington bureau chief to become managing editor, the Times reports. Banquet served for a time as editor of the Los Angeles Times.

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