Kathleen Kingsbury

Opinion Editor, The New York Times

Kingsbury was on “The future of opinion journalism” panel at ISOJ 2023. Watch the presentation here.

Kathleen Kingsbury@katiekings
Kathleen Kingsbury leads the Opinion report for the New York Times. She first joined The Times in 2017 as deputy editorial page editor. As head of Opinion, she oversees the editorial board, guest essays, Opinion columnists, letters to the editor, as well as Opinion’s newsletters, audio, video, graphics, design and digital distribution teams. For The Times, Kathleen was a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a series on guns and domestic violence, and she oversaw the paper’s Pulitzer-winning editorials on race and culture in 2019.

Before joining The Times, Kathleen worked for the Boston Globe where she last served as managing editor, with a focus on the digital report, in its newsroom.

While at The Globe, Kathleen was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished editorial writing for a series on low wages and the mistreatment of workers in the restaurant industries. The same 8-part series, called “Service Not Included,” received the Scripps-Howard Foundation’s 2014 Walker Stone Award for Editorial Writing and the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership from the American Society of News Editors. She also edited the Globe’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning commentary on race and education.

Kathleen joined the Globe’s editorial board in 2013 and later edited the Sunday Ideas section. In this role, she was a deputy managing editor for the Globe and the deputy editorial page editor.

Kathleen has also worked as a New York-based staff writer and Hong Kong-based foreign correspondent for Time Magazine.

After growing up in Portland, Ore., Kathleen studied as an undergraduate at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has a graduate degree from the Columbia Journalism School, where she was awarded the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.