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.

He was in charge of the paper's opinion pages, both in the newspaper and online. He oversaw the editorial board, the Letters and Op-Ed departments as well as the Editorial and Op-Ed sections of NYTimes.com. The newspaper maintains a separation between the editorial department of the paper and the news department. Rosenthal answered directly to the publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

In March 2016, Rosenthal stepped down as editorial page editor after he had served in that role for over nine years.[2] Rosenthal transitioned to become an online opinion columnist and podcast contributor for The New York Times.[2]

Early life

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.[3][4] His father was Jewish, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent.[5]


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.[2] Rosenthal had been deputy editorial page editor since September 2003. Prior to that, he had served as assistant managing editor for news and foreign editor of the Times.

He also served as national editor for six months in 2000, supervising coverage of the presidential elections and the post-election day recount, and as Washington editor. As a Washington correspondent, Rosenthal covered the Bush administration, the 1988 and 1992 presidential elections and the First Gulf War.

Prior to joining the Times in March 1987, Rosenthal had worked at the Associated Press, where he served as Moscow bureau chief. Rosenthal graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in American history in 1978.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[6]


  1. ^ a b "WEDDINGS; Mary Beth Bierut, Andrew Rosenthal". The New York Times. January 16, 1994. 
  2. ^ a b c "Andrew Rosenthal Steps Down As Editorial Page Editor". New York Times. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Andrew (2006-05-17). "Editorial Observer: I Never Wrote for My Father". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  4. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (May 11, 2006). "A. M. Rosenthal, Editor of The Times, Dies at 84". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Membership Roster - Council on Foreign Relations". cfr.org. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 

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