Jill Abramson Biography
Jill Abramson is an American journalist who was born on March 19, 1954. Jill Ellen Abramson is a journalist and author from the United States. Abramson is most known for her time as the executive editor of The New York Times, which she held from September 2011 until May 2014.
She was the newspaper’s first female executive editor in its 160-year history. Abramson began his career at the New York Times in 1997, serving as Washington bureau chief and managing editor until being named executive editor. She was previously an investigative reporter and deputy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Jill Abramson’s zodiac sign is Pisces, according to astrologists.
Abramson was the Times’ Washington Bureau head during the tumultuous Spring 2003 period, which saw the resignations of Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd in the wake of the Jayson Blair controversy. Abramson expressed her dissatisfaction with Raines as D.C. bureau director in a February 2013 interview, saying, “Howell had no use for me from the beginning… I considered dropping out.” Raines’ successor, Bill Keller, named Abramson to the job of news managing editor (alongside co-Managing Editor John M. Geddes).
How old is Jill Abramson? – Age
She was born as Jill Ellen Abramson on 19 March 1954 in New York City, United States. She is 68 years as of 2022.
Where did Jill Abramson go to school? – Education
In 1976, she graduated from Ethical Culture Fieldston School with a high school diploma and a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University’s Radcliffe College.
Abramson husband – Family
Abramson was born and raised in a Jewish family in New York City.
What is Jill Abramson’s current relationship status?
Jill Abramson was married to Henry Little Griggs III, according to our records. Jill Abramson is not dating anyone as of December 2021.
Jill Abramson Career
She worked for Time magazine from 1973 to 1976 while a Harvard undergraduate and as the Arts Editor of The Harvard Independent. Following that, she worked for The American Lawyer for nearly a decade as a senior staff reporter. She was named editor in chief of Legal Times in Washington, D.C., in 1986, and she stayed there for two years. She worked as a senior correspondent for The Wall Street Journal’s Washington office from 1988 to 1997, eventually advancing to the position of deputy bureau chief. She began her career at The New York Times in 1997 and rose through the ranks to become the bureau chief for the Washington office in December 2000.
Abramson testified against Scooter Libby in the United States v. Libby perjury trial in February 2007. She was called as a defense witness in order to debunk Judith Miller’s reliability.
Abramson spent six months in 2010 working on news stories for the New York Times online. On 2 June 2011, Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times, succeeding Bill Keller, who stepped down to pursue a career as a full-time writer.