The New York Times Co. on Wednesday named Meredith Kopit Levien, the news organization’s chief operating officer, as its next president and chief executive, making her the youngest person ever to lead its executive ranks. She will succeed Mark Thompson, the executive who oversaw a transformation from print to digital, in September.
New York Times Co. is leaning toward naming Meredith Kopit Levien as its next chief executive officer, tapping an internal candidate to succeed Mark Thompson after an eight-year stint, according to people familiar with the matter. Levien, currently chief operating officer, is the front-runner to get the top job, with the move potentially coming as soon as April.
The New York Times announced today that it had promoted Meredith Kopit Levien, who had been chief revenue officer since 2015, to executive vice president and chief operating officer, as part of a restructuring of The Times’s digital departments.