Jill Abramson Biography and Wiki
Jill Abramson (Jill Ellen Abramson) is an American author and journalist who served as the first female executive editor of the New York Times in the paper’s 160-year history. She began her career at the New York Times in 1997, serving as Washington bureau chief and managing editor before being promoted to executive editor. Jill previously worked as an investigative reporter and deputy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Jill was appointed as a political columnist for Guardian US in March 2016. In 2012, Forbes listed Jill as the fifth most powerful woman in the world, while Foreign Policy named her one of the world’s most powerful 500 people.
Jill Abramson Age
On March 19, 1954, Abramson was born.
Jill Abramson Height and Weight
Her weight and height are unknown at this time. As soon as new information becomes available, this section will be updated.
Jill Abramson Education
She attended Harvard University’s Radcliffe College and received a BA in History and Literature in 1976. She was the Arts Editor of the Harvard Independent during her college years at Harvard.
Jill Abramson Parents
Norman L. Abramson and Dovie Abramson are the parents of Abramson. Jane O’Conner is her sister’s name.
Jill Abramson Husband
Abramson is married to Henry Little Griggs III, one of her Harvard classmates. In 1981, they married. The couple is the parents of two children.
Jill Abramson Children
Cornelia Griggs and Will Griggs are Jill’s two children with her husband.
Jill Abramson Career
Ellen was the Arts Editor of The Harvard Independent as a Harvard undergraduate, and from 1973 to 1976, she worked at Time magazine. She then worked as a senior staff reporter for The American Lawyer for nearly a decade. She was named editor in chief of Legal Times in Washington, D.C. in 1986 and served for two years.
Ellen worked as a senior correspondent in The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau from 1988 to 1997, eventually rising to deputy bureau chief. She began working for The New York Times in 1997 and rose to the position of Washington bureau chief in December 2000.
Abramson was the Times’ Washington Bureau chief during the tumultuous Spring 2003 period, which included the run-up to the Iraq war and the Jayson Blair controversy, which forced Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd to quit.
Abramson discussed her clash with Raines as D.C. bureau director in a February 2013 interview, saying, “Howell had no use for me from the start. I considered giving up.” Raines’ successor, Bill Keller, named Abramson to the role of news managing editor (together with co-Managing Editor John M. Geddes).
Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, co-authored by Abramson and her Wall Street Journal colleague (and fellow Fieldston alumni) Jane Mayer, was published in 1995 and recounted the circumstances surrounding the death of Clarence Thomas.
Abramson testified in the perjury trial of Scooter Libby, United States v. Libby, in February 2007. She was called as a defense witness to undermine Judith Miller’s credibility.
For six months in 2010, Abramson worked on news stories for the New York Times’ website. On June 2, 2011, Abramson took over as executive editor of the New York Times, succeeding Bill Keller, who stepped down to pursue a career as a full-time writer.
On May 14, 2012, Abramson was slated to speak at Barnard College’s graduating exercises. President Barack Obama wanted to speak instead, therefore her speech was canceled. In May 2012, she was awarded an honorary degree at Fairleigh Dickinson’s 69th Commencement Ceremony.
In April 2013, Abramson was the subject of a scathing Politico piece headlined “Turbulence at the Times,” authored by Dylan Byers, in which anonymous Times colleagues labeled her “difficult” and “very, very disliked.” The report upset Abramson much, and she subsequently admitted that it made her cry.
Jill Abramson Books
- Merchants of Truth
- What Is Congress?
- Holiday Helper
- Puppy Parade
- Ready Or Not, Here Comes Scout
- The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout
- Obama: The Historic Journey
- Where they are now
Jill Abramson Net Worth
Abramson has a $2 million dollar net worth.
Who is Jill Abramson?
Jill Abramson (Jill Ellen Abramson) is an American author and journalist who served as the first female executive editor of the New York Times in the paper’s 160-year history. She began her career at the New York Times in 1997, serving as Washington bureau chief and managing editor before being promoted to executive editor.
How old is Jill Abramson?
shes 68 as of 2022
How tall is Jill Abramson?
Her weight and height are unknown at this time.
Is Jill Abramson married?
Abramson is married to Henry Little Griggs III, one of her Harvard classmates