New York Times Public Editor to Exit for Washington Post

Margaret Sullivan will become a media columnist in her new role

Margaret Sullivan will leave her position as public editor of The New York Times to join The Washington Post as its new media columnist. Sullivan will stay at the Times while it searches for a successor, according to The New York Times.

The papers announced on Monday that Sullivan would be jumping publications. The Times’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., sent a memo to staffers that said Sullivan had “ushered the position into a new age.”

Sullivan’s replacement will apparently be named in the near future. The public editor role oversees journalistic issues and ethics regarding the Times coverage.

Sullivan was an editor and vice president of he Buffalo News for 13 years prior to joining the Times in 2012.

She earned a BA from Georgetown University and a Masters of Journalism from Northwestern University.