Andrew Rosenthal

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Andrew Rosenthal
Andrew Mark Rosenthal[1]

(1956-02-25) February 25, 1956 (age 67)
Alma materUniversity of Denver (BA)
Notable creditThe New York Times
SpouseMary Beth Bierut (m. 1994)

Andrew Mark Rosenthal (born February 25, 1956) is an American journalist and former editorial page editor of The New York Times. He is the son of A. M. Rosenthal, a longtime New York Times senior executive and executive editor.

While at The New York Times, he managed the paper's opinion pages, their editorial board, and the Letters and Op-Ed departments. As the paper maintained separation between editorial and journalistic operations, Rosenthal reported directly to paper's publisher.

Early life and education[edit]

Rosenthal was born in New Delhi, India. He is the son of Ann Marie (née Burke), a secretary, and A.M. Rosenthal, the former New York Times executive editor.[2][3] His father was Jewish, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent.[4]

Rosenthal graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in American history in 1978.


After graduating from college, Rosenthal worked at the Associated Press, where he served as Moscow bureau chief.

Rosenthal joined The New York Times in March 1987. In Washington, D.C., Rosenthal covered the Bush Administration, the 1988 and 1992 presidential elections, and the Gulf War. In 2000, he served as national editor, covering the 2000 United States presidential election.

He became editorial page editor on January 8, 2007, and he served in that role until April 2016, longer than any other editorial page editor in the modern history of The New York Times. Rosenthal's successor as editorial page editor was James Bennet.[5] In March 2016, Rosenthal stepped down as editorial page editor after he had served in that role for over nine years.[5] Rosenthal transitioned to become an online opinion columnist and podcast contributor for The New York Times.[5]

In April 2021, Rosenthal was recruited as new editor-in-chief of Bulletin, a small, scandal-plagued, right-wing online newspaper in Sweden.[6] In February 2022, Bulletin was declared bankrupt by Stockholm District Court due to unpaid debts. [7]

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[8]


  1. ^ "Weddings – Mary Beth Bierut, Andrew Rosenthal". The New York Times. January 16, 1994.
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Andrew (2006-05-17). "Editorial Observer: I Never Wrote for My Father". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  3. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (May 11, 2006). "A. M. Rosenthal, Editor of The Times, Dies at 84". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Salisbury, H.E. (1980). Without Fear Or Favor: The New York Times and Its Times. The New York Times. ISBN 9780812908855. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  5. ^ a b c "Andrew Rosenthal Steps Down As Editorial Page Editor". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ ""I Know Exactly What They Need": An Ex-Times Editor Plans to Whip a Struggling Swedish Start-Up into Shape". Vanity Fair. 7 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Bulletin AB försätts i konkurs". Stockholms tingsrätt (in Swedish). 2022-02-18. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
  8. ^ "Membership Roster - Council on Foreign Relations". Retrieved 2015-04-13.

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