5 things to know about ‘The New York Times’ 1st Black executive editor, Dean Baquet


The New York Times was founded in 1851, but the newspaper just recently hired its first black executive editor. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dean Baquet, 57, was named top editor and will replace Jill Abramson, who was fired after three years in the position.

Here are five things to know about Dean Baquet.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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