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Rebecca Blumenstein has been deputy managing editor of The New York Times since February 2017, where she focuses on making sure The Times remains an essential destination for readers interested in business, finance, economics and technology. Previously, she was deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal.
Before that, she was the Page One Editor, appointed in September 2011, and a deputy managing editor and international editor since December 2009. Ms. Blumenstein has also served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online and as the China bureau chief, overseeing China coverage for the Journal.
Prior to moving to China in the summer of 2005, Ms. Blumenstein served as chief of the Journal’s New York Technology Group, which covered the historic mergers and changes in technology that recast the telecommunications industry. Before that, she was the group’s deputy chief and a reporter covering AT&T Corp. and WorldCom Inc.
Ms. Blumenstein joined the Journal in 1995 as a reporter in the Detroit bureau, where she covered General Motors. She began her journalism career at the Tampa Tribune, and then later moved to Gannett Newspapers and Newsday, where she covered breaking news and the New York State legislature.
She received a 1993 New York Newswomen’s Award for best deadline writing for her coverage of the aftermath of the Long Island Railroad shootings. In 2003, she was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb Award for deadline writing for coverage of WorldCom. She oversaw the China team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007. She was named to the Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship for 2009.
Ms. Blumenstein co-founded and moderated the Journal’s Women in the Economy Task Force, a select group of business executives and experts who convened a data-driven examination of the competitiveness of women in the workforce.
Ms. Blumenstein holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and social science from the University of Michigan, where she was editor in chief of the Michigan Daily. A native of Essexville, Michigan, Ms. Blumenstein lives in Maplewood, NJ and has three children. Her husband, Alan Paul, is a magazine writer and author of “Big in China,” a book about her family’s adjustment to China and “One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.”