The New York Times to see its first woman editor in Sept

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New York, June 3: Jill Abramson, 57, would take over the post of editor in one of the world's most respected newspapers, The New York Times in September. Abramson, a former investigative reporter, would become the first female executive editor in the nearly 160-year history of The New York Times, as announced on Thursday, June 2.

Abramson, would succeed Bill Keller, who would become a writer for the New York Times Magazine and for the paper's Sunday opinion section. Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet would become a managing editor.

Abramson had worked as an investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal. She joined The Times in 1997. She became the paper's Washington bureau chief in 2000.

"Jill and Dean together is a powerful team," Keller said. Infact he said," Jill's been my partner in keeping The Times strong through years of tumult. At her right hand she will have someone who ran a great American newspaper, and ran it through tough times. That's a valuable skill to have."

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