Gene Roberts

Journalist, Award Winner

1932 –

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Who is Gene Roberts?

Gene Roberts is an American journalist and professor of journalism. He has been a national editor of The New York Times, executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1972 to 1990, and managing editor of The New York Times from 1994 to 1997. Roberts is most known for presiding over The Inquirer`s "Golden Age", a time in which the newspaper was given the freedom and resources it needed, won 17 Pulitzer Prizes in 18 years, displaced The Philadelphia Bulletin as the city's "paper of record", and was considered to be Knight Ridder's crown jewel as a profitable enterprise and an influential regional paper.

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Born
Jun 15, 1932
Pikeville
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Tourism
    ( - 1954)
  • Associate degree, Mars Hill College
Employment
  • Managing Editor, The New York Times Company
    (1994 - 1997)
  • Executive Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
    (1972 - 1990)
  • University of Maryland, College Park

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on July 23, 2013

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