Joseph Kahn (journalist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Joseph Kahn
Born (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 52)
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation journalist
Notable credit(s) The New York Times

Joseph Kahn (born August 19, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American journalist who currently serves as managing editor of The New York Times,.[1]

Kahn was assistant editor for International at the Time from 2014 to September 2016. Prior to that, he served as International editor for The New York Times since September 2011 and deputy foreign editor since February 2008. From July 2003 to December 2007, Kahn was the Beijing bureau chief at The Times. Previously, he was assigned to Shanghai. He was also a reporter in the Washington bureau, covering international economics and trade and on the business desk in New York, writing about Wall Street.

In 2006, Kahn and Jim Yardley won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.[2] for the Times covering rule of law in China.

Kahn joined the Times in January 1998, after four years as China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Before the Journal, he was a reporter at the Dallas Morning News, where he was part of a team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for international reporting for their stories on violence against women around the world.

Kahn graduated from Harvard University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in American history. In 1990, he received a master's degree in East Asian studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Kahn is a son of Leo Kahn (1916–2011),[3] a founder of the retail chain Staples, and Dorothy Davidson (d. 1975).


External links[edit]