The New York Times Announces New Berlin Bureau Chief and Europe Editor
NEW YORK -- March 19, 2013
The New York Times today announced that Alison Smale will become Berlin Bureau
Chief and Dick Stevenson will become Europe Editor, based in Paris. Both will
take up their positions later in the year.
Mr. Stevenson will be responsible for directing coverage of European news for
all editions of The New York Times on all platforms, including the
International New York Times, which the rebranded International Herald Tribune
(IHT) will be called when it debuts later this year. He will report to foreign
editor Joe Kahn as well as to assistant managing editor Larry Ingrassia.
Most recently Chief Washington Correspondent, Mr. Stevenson has been politics
editor, Washington, DC deputy bureau chief, economics correspondent and a
correspondent in Los Angeles and London. A graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics, Stevenson joined The Times in
Ms. Smale became executive editor of the IHT in 2009. She joined The Times in
July 1998 as weekend foreign editor and served as deputy foreign editor before
becoming managing editor of the IHT. She was previously the AP’s Vienna bureau
chief for Eastern Europe and a correspondent in Moscow.
In making the announcement, Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York
Times, said, “As we build one news gathering operation that will combine our
journalistic strengths and help us to expand our global readership, we are
lucky to have such a talented editor and manager direct our European news
coverage. Dick’s deep understanding of politics and economics, and his embrace
of digital journalism make him especially well-suited to the role.”
Jill Abramson continued, “For the past decade, Alison Smale has been the heart
and soul of the IHT, a consummate journalist and passionate leader as
executive editor for more than four years. Her deep knowledge of Germany will
enable The Times, both the domestic edition and the International New York
Times, to cover Germany and Europe’s place in the world – one of the most
important stories anywhere – with the unparalleled sophistication and insight
that The Times and IHT have long provided to readers.”
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