Andrew Rosenthal became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in June 2016 after more than nine years as the editorial page editor.
He previously served as deputy editorial page editor, assistant managing editor, foreign editor, and national editor. As Washington editor beginning in November 1992, he supervised coverage of the 1994 and 1996 national elections.
He joined the company in March 1987 as a Washington correspondent, covering the first Bush administration, the 1988 and 1992 presidential elections and the Persian Gulf War.
Rosenthal was the primary editor of The Times’s special daily section “A Nation Challenged” following the 9/11 attacks. The section won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2002.
In 2015, he led the creation of a series of editorials on firearms, including the first Page One editorial The Times had published in nearly a century. The series was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing.
Before arriving at The Times, Mr. Rosenthal worked at The Associated Press, where he had been its bureau chief in Moscow, editor on the foreign desk in New York and reporter in the Denver bureau.
Born in New Delhi, he attended high school in New York. He graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in American history.