Sia Michel

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Sia Michel (born May 17, 1967 in Erie, Pennsylvania[1]) is the editor[2] of the Arts & Leisure section at The New York Times. Before her promotion to editor in 2013, she was deputy Arts & Leisure editor and pop music editor for the "Times", which she had joined in 2007. Michel obtained her degree from the University of Pennsylvania.[3]

Michel became editor-in-chief of Spin in February 2002 after working at the magazine for five years, she held this position until February 2006 when the magazine was bought out by new owners. She was the first woman to edit a large-circulation American rock magazine, she has won several awards for reporting and feature writing.[3]


Michel began her career as a reporter and music editor with SF Weekly.


  1. ^ Drake, Rossiter (May 20, 2003). "So What Do You Do, Sia Michel?". Media Bistro. Retrieved May 8, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Danielle Mattoon Names New York Times Culture Editor; Sia Michel Promoted To Arts & Leisure Editor". March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sifton, Sam. "Sia Michel, Top Pick Chick Once More". Gawker. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 

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