Joseph Kahn (journalist)

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

Joseph Kahn
Born (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 57)
EducationHarvard University (BA, MA)
Notable credit(s)
The New York Times
Parent(s)Leo Kahn


Kahn graduated from Harvard University in 1987, where he earned a bachelor's degree in American history and served as president of The Harvard Crimson.[2] In 1990, he received a master's degree in East Asian studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In 2006, Kahn and Jim Yardley won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.[3] for the Times covering rule of law in China.

Kahn was assistant masthead editor for International at The Times from 2014 to September 2016.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Kahn is a son of Leo Kahn (1916–2011),[4] founder of the Purity Supreme supermarket chain in New England and co-founder of the global office supply chain Staples, and Dorothy Davidson.


  1. ^ Administrator. "ALS Symposium Participant Bios - Michigan Law School Asia Law Society". Archived from the original on October 28, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2008.
  2. ^ The Harvard Crimson: Editor For This Issue; 1986, July 1st.
  3. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes".
  4. ^ Martin, Douglas (May 12, 2011). "Leo Kahn, Trailblazer in Big-Box Retailing, Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2012.

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