Joseph Kahn (journalist)

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Joseph Kahn
Born (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 54)
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation journalist
Notable credit(s) The New York Times

Joseph Kahn (born August 19, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American journalist who currently serves as managing editor of The New York Times,.[1]


Kahn graduated from Harvard University in 1987, where he earned a bachelor's degree in American history and served as president of The Harvard Crimson.[2] In 1990, he received a master's degree in East Asian studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.[citation needed]

Kahn joined the Times in January 1998, after four years as China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Before the Journal, he was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News, where he was part of a team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for international reporting for their stories on violence against women around the world.[citation needed]

In 2006, Kahn and Jim Yardley won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.[3] for the Times covering rule of law in China.

Kahn was assistant masthead editor for International at The Times from 2014 to September 2016.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kahn is a son of Leo Kahn (1916–2011),[4] founder of the Purity Supreme supermarket chain in New England and co-founder of the global office supply chain Staples, and Dorothy Davidson.


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