The New York Times announced this afternoon that deputy editorial-page editor Andrew Rosenthal will replace Gail Collins as editorial-page editor January 1. The annoucement quotes publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. calling Rosenthal “a born editorial writer.”
And how! The release describes Rosenthal’s journalistic background, including stints as a Washington correspondent, Denver bureau reporter and AP sports stringer. It does not mention his earliest connection with the profession–and the Times: his birth, in 1956, to a celebrated young foreign correspondent named A.M. Rosenthal.
Collins will depart for book leave, according to the release, and will return as an op-ed columnist.