A. G. Sulzberger

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A. G. Sulzberger
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Sulzberger in 2018
Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

(1980-08-05) August 5, 1980 (age 38)
Other namesA. G. Sulzberger
Alma materBrown University
  • Journalist
  • publisher
EmployerThe New York Times Company
Home townManhattan, New York City, New York, US[1]
Spouse(s)Molly Messick (m. 2018)

Arthur Gregg "A. G." Sulzberger (born August 5, 1980) is an American journalist who is the publisher of The New York Times.[1][2] He is the son of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of The New York Times Company and the preceding publisher of The New York Times.[3][4] He became the Times' publisher on January 1, 2018.

Early life[edit]

Sulzberger was born in Washington, DC, on August 5, 1980, to Gail Gregg and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. Through his father, he is a grandson of Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr., great-grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and great-great-grandson of Adolph Ochs.[3] His paternal grandfather was Jewish, and the rest of his family is of Christian background (Episcopalian and Congregationalist).[5]

He attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Brown University, graduating in 2004 with a major in political science.[6]


Providence Journal[edit]

Sulzberger worked as an intern for The Providence Journal from 2004 to 2006, working from the paper's office in Wakefield.[7] While there, he revealed that membership of the Narragansett Lions Club was not open to women.[7] Despite threats from the club to withdraw their advertising if the story was run, the Journal published Sulzberger's story.[7] The club began admitting women members a few months later.[7]

The Oregonian[edit]

Sulzberger worked as a news reporter for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland from 2006 to 2009.[8]

The New York Times[edit]

In February 2009, Sulzberger began writing for the Times. The newspaper published his first article on March 2, 2009.[9]

He was named an associate editor of The New York Times in August 2015.[10] In October 2016, he was named deputy publisher, putting him in line to succeed his father as publisher.[2][3][11]

On December 14, 2017, it was announced that he would take over as publisher on January 1, 2018. He is the sixth member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family to serve in the role.[1][12]

The 2017 film Kodachrome, directed by Mark Raso, is based upon one of his 2010 articles.[13]

Sulzberger meeting at the White House[edit]

Sulzberger met President Trump at the White House on July 20, 2018. He said in a statement, "I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous. I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence."[14][15][16]

Personal life[edit]

In 2018, Sulzberger married Molly Messick.[17]


  1. ^ a b c Ember, Sydney (December 14, 2017). "A.G. Sulzberger, 37, to Take Over as New York Times Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ember, Sydney (October 19, 2016). "New York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger Deputy Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Levitz, Eric (October 19, 2016). "A.G. Sulzberger Vanquishes Cousins, Becomes Deputy Publisher of New York Times". New York.
  4. ^ Sulzberger Jr., Arthur; Baquet, Dean; Rosenthal, Jack (June 18, 2015). "A Conversation on the Future of The New York Times: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and Dean Baquet in conversation with Jack Rosenthal". Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "The Sulzberger family: A complicated Jewish legacy at The New York Times". JTA. December 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "A.G. Sulzberger, 37, to Take Over as New York Times Publisher". The New York Times. December 14, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d Rosenberg, Alan (December 14, 2017). "Sulzberger didn't back down in Narragansett confrontation". Providence, Rhode Island: The Providence Journal. Retrieved December 15, 2017. Arthur Gregg Sulzberger ... took part in an internship program at The Providence Journal from 2004 to 2006
  8. ^ Rogoway, Mike (February 9, 2018). "A.G. Sulzberger, New York Times' publisher and former Oregonian reporter, talks journalism in the digital age". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  9. ^ Sulzberger, A. G. (March 2, 2009). "Second Snow Day Unlikely, Mayor Says". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Baquet, Dean (July 30, 2015). "Arthur Gregg Sulzberger Named Associate Editor". The New York Times.
  11. ^ Sherman, Gabriel (August 24, 2015). "The Heirs: A Three-Way, Mostly Civilized Family Contest to Become the Next Publisher of The Times". New York.
  12. ^ Wamsley, Laurel (December 14, 2017). "New York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger, 37, Its Next Publisher". NPR. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  13. ^ Sulzberger, A. G. (December 29, 2010). "For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas". The New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "NYT publisher disputes Trump's retelling of off-the-record conversation". politico.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger chides President Donald Trump over 'fake news' claims". usatoday.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "New York Times publisher says he chided Trump not to call press the enemy". nbcnews.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  17. ^ Zak, Dan; Ellison, Sarah; Terris, Ben (July 30, 2018). "'He Doesn't Like Bullies': The Story of the 37-year-old Who Took Over the New York Times and Is Taking on Trump". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 19, 2018.

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