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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. (born September 22, 1951) is an American journalist.[1] 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.[2] On December 14, 2017, he announced he would be ceding the post of publisher to his son, Arthur Gregg "A.G." Sulzberger, effective January 1, 2018.[3]

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
Arthur Sulzberger Jr at Financial Times Spring Party in 2012
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in 2012
Born (1951-09-22) September 22, 1951 (age 67)
Mount Kisco, New York, United States
EducationTufts University
The New York Times Company
Gail Gregg (m. 1975–2008)

Gabrielle Greene (m. 2014)
Parent(s)Barbara Winslow Grant
Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger
RelativesArthur Hays Sulzberger
Adolph Ochs
FamilySulzberger family
Eric Lax (brother-in-law)


Early lifeEdit

Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, one of two children of Barbara Winslow (née Grant) and Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr., the grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and the great-grandson of Adolph Ochs. His sister is Karen Alen Sulzberger, who is married to author Eric Lax.[4]

Sulzberger's mother was of mostly English and Scottish origin and his father was of Jewish origin (both Ashkenazic and Sephardic).[5] His parents divorced when he was 5 years old. Sulzberger was raised in his mother's Episcopalian faith; however, he no longer observes any religion.[6]

In 1974, Sulzberger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University.


Sulzberger was a Reporter with the Raleigh Times in North Carolina from 1974 to 1976, and a London Correspondent for the Associated Press in the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1978.

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 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 helped to found and was a two-term Chairman of the New York City Outward Bound organization.[7]

Sulzberger has been credited with developing the Times's internet operations, monetizing digital content, and helping to improve the paper's bottom line.[8] The domain "" attracted at least 146,000,000 visitors annually by 2008, according to a study. The New York Times Web site was ranked 59th with more than 20,000,000 unique visitors in March 2009, making it the most visited newspaper site with more than twice as many unique visitors as the next most popular site. The Times also had the most entries in the list of the 50 most popular newspaper blogs, with 22 of its blogs listed that year.[9]

Awards and honorsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

On May 24, 1975, Sulzberger married Gail Gregg in a Presbyterian ceremony in Topeka, Kansas.[12] The couple have two children: a son, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, and a daughter, Annie Sulzberger.[13] In May 2008, they announced plans to end their marriage.[14][15]

In May 2014, Sulzberger became engaged to Gabrielle Greene. They married on August 30, 2014 on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.[15][16]


  1. ^ "The New York Times Company Biography". Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  2. ^ Sulzberger Jr., Arthur; Baquet, Dean; Rosenthal, Jack (18 June 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.
  3. ^ Ember, Sydney (2017-12-14). "A.G. Sulzberger, 37, to Take Over as New York Times Publisher". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  4. ^ "Karen A. Sulzberger Is Wed To Eric Martin Arthur Lax". The New York Times. October 24, 1982.
  5. ^ 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. by Gary Boyd Roberts; dated December 1, 1999
  6. ^ New Times, New York Magazine, Sept. 30, 1991, p. 30
  7. ^ "Robert Miller Named Chairman of NYC Outward Bound Board" (PDF). NYC Outward Bound. January 3, 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  8. ^ "The New York Times Company Reports's Record-Breaking Traffic for March". The New York Times. April 18, 2005. Retrieved September 15, 2008.
  9. ^ "The 50 Most Popular Newspaper Blogs". Business Insider. Archived from the original on May 10, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  10. ^ Kaufman, Leslie (14 November 2012). "Novel About Racial Injustice Wins National Book Award". The New York Times, US. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  11. ^ "CUNY School of Journalism Journalistic Achievement Award at the 10th Annual Awards". CUNY School of Journalism, New York, US. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  12. ^ Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. and Gail Gregg Married, May 25, 1975, The New York Times, p. 51
  13. ^ "Sulzbergers Have A Son", The New York Times, August 6, 1980. Accessed June 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Times Publisher and His Wife Separate", The New York Times, May 10, 2008. Accessed August 10, 2008.
  15. ^ a b "NYT Publisher Marries His Girlfriend". August 30, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "Gabrielle Greene and Arthur Sulzberger Jr". August 31, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

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