Executive Editor, The New York Times
Kahn was a keynote speaker at ISOJ 2023. Watch his presentation here.
Joseph Kahn is the executive editor of The New York Times. He oversees all aspects of The Times’s global newsroom and news report.
Before becoming executive editor in June 2022, Mr. Kahn had served as managing editor since 2016. In that role, he led The Times’s push to become a fully digital-first news operation, build a global news operation, transform the newsroom’s culture to be more diverse and inclusive, and encourage new forms of storytelling.
A two-time Pulitzer winner, Mr. Kahn has a long track record of both producing and helping journalists produce their most ambitious and courageous work.
In 1987, he started his career in local news at The Dallas Morning News and subsequently worked as a China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
He joined The Times in 1998 and has served as a business reporter in New York; an economics correspondent in Washington, and a foreign correspondent in China. As an editor on the International desk, and eventually its leader, Mr. Kahn led coverage of some of the most complex storylines including wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria; to terrorism attacks and political turmoil in Europe; to the Ebola epidemic in Africa. He also championed high-impact enterprise in our global report, notably in Russia and China. The International desk won six Pulitzer Prizes for its international reporting during Mr. Kahn’s years as an editor on the desk.