Margaret Sullivan Biography

Margaret Sullivan is a media correspondent for The Washington Post in the United States. She was The New York Times’ fifth public editor and the first woman to occupy the job. As the “readers’ representative,” she reported directly to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. She joined The New York Times on September 1, 2012, after working as an editor and vice president at The Buffalo News. On May 22, 2016, she published her first column in the Washington Post.

How old is Margaret Sullivan? – Age

She is said to have been born in Lancaster, New York in the United States. Her exact age is not revealed.

Where did Margaret Sullivan go to school? – Education

Sullivan is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Lackawanna, New York. (She also has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism).

Margaret Sullivan – Family

She has not mentioned her parents or siblings to the public.

Sullivan husband

She has not shared anything concerning her love life with the public.

Margaret Sullivan The New York Times journalist
Margaret Sullivan The New York Times journalist

What is Sullivan Salary?

Her earning are unpredictable.

Sullivan Net Worth

Her net worth is predicted to be at $500,000.

Margaret Sullivan Career

Sullivan began her career at The Buffalo News as a summer intern in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become the paper’s first female editor in 1999.

In 2011, Sullivan was appointed to the Pulitzer Prize Board. She has served on various juries, including as chairwoman of the commentary jury in 2006. She was elected to the board of directors of the American Society of News Editors and chairs the organization’s First Amendment committee. Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy, released by Columbia Global Reports in 2020, is another book by Sullivan.

The Buffalo News’s Career

After working as a writer and columnist, Sullivan became the first woman to serve as the editor and managing editor of The Buffalo News, Western New York’s largest newspaper. Sullivan developed The Buffalo News’ first investigative team and concentrated the newspaper’s reporting on poverty, economic development, and educational inequity.

The New York Times

“Margaret has exactly the proper expertise to fill this vital role for us at this time,” former executive editor Jill Abramson remarked in the New York Times announcement of Sullivan’s appointment on July 16, 2012. She has a long 32-year career in print media, in which she has worked as a reporter, columnist, editor, and manager. She has also demonstrated an aptitude for adopting new media and engaging and interacting with readers in real-time online, in print, and in person, which is crucial for us at this time. Sullivan signed a four-year contract with The New York Times, unlike prior public editors.

Sullivan revealed in December 2015 that she will not be extending her contract with The New York Times. “The role really demands an outsider’s perspective,” Sullivan explained, “therefore I’ve always considered that having a clear time restriction benefits The Times and its readers best.”

Journalists and people all around the world praised her for her work. Eric Alterman commented, “Her tenure accomplished many things, most notably the potential of web-based media reporting and criticism to confront the media establishment’s groupthink.”

Wall Street Journal

When Sullivan left The New York Times in February 2016, it was reported that she will work as a media columnist for The Washington Post.

The Times’ publisher, Sulzberger Jr., commended Sullivan in a statement to employees, saying she had “ushered the job into a new era.” On May 22, 2016, she published her first Washington Post column.


For her essay in the Washington Post about the media coverage of Donald Trump’s first impeachment, Sullivan received the Mirror Award in 2020.

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