Susan Deborah Chira
Chira at the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes
|Born||May 18, 1958|
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||journalist and author|
|The New York Times; A Mother's Place (book)|
|Awards||Gerald Loeb Award |
Susan Deborah Chira (born May 18, 1958, in Manhattan) is an American journalist. She is the editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. Previously, Chira was a senior correspondent and editor covering gender for The New York Times. From September 2014 until September 2016, she was a deputy executive editor of the newspaper and oversaw its news report. She was previously the assistant managing editor for news, and was the Times's foreign news editor from 2004 to 2011.
She was raised in Rye, New York, and attended Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 1976. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1980, graduating summa cum laude. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
While at Harvard, Chira was the president of the Harvard Crimson.
Chira joined The New York Times in 1981. She was the Times's correspondent and then bureau chief in Tokyo from 1984 to 1989.
She has also been the metropolitan reporter at bureaus in Albany, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, national education correspondent, deputy editor of the Foreign desk, editor of The Week in Review, and editorial director of book development. In May 2018, following a stint as an editor covering gender issues, she was named interim Metro editor following the resignation of Wendell Jamieson. She served in that post until the appointment of Clifford J. Levy to the position two months later.
- A Mother's Place: Taking the Debate About Working Mothers Beyond Guilt and Blame. New York: Harper, 1998. ISBN 0-06-017327-0 ISBN 978-0060173272
- Cautious Revolutionaries: Occupation Planners and Japan's Post-War Land Reform. Agricultural Policy Research Center, 1982. ASIN: B0006EBHJS
- "Ask a Reporter Q&A: Susan Chira". The New York Times. 2002. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009.
- Times Makes Masthead Promotions
- The New York Times Ask a Reporter Q&A - Susan Chira
- "The New York Times, for reporting led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and The New Yorker, for reporting by Ronan Farrow". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
- "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2018 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
- " Michael Shapiro Wed To Susan Chira in Rye." The New York Times, 3 September 1984.
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