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Kinsey Wilson

EVP Product & Tech; Editor, Innovation/Strategy, The New York Times


Kinsey Wilson is the lead digital officer for The New York Times. Operating at the nexus of news and business, he holds dual masthead titles as Editor for Innovation and Strategy and Executive Vice President for Product and Technology. In those roles, he oversees the work of more than 900 technologists, designers, product managers and editors responsible for shaping the company’s digital strategy and for creating products that give expression to New York Times journalism. Widely heralded for the excellence of its digital report, The Times has seen its audience grow to over 100 million monthly unique users and more than 1.7 million paying digital subscribers. Wilson joined The Times in February 2015 after six years in senior leadership positions at NPR. As EVP and Chief Content Officer from 2012 through 2014 he oversaw NPR’s worldwide news gathering, programming and digital operations. Under his leadership, NPR became known as a leading digital innovator, pioneering new forms of listening including NPR One, a popular one-touch digital platform. During that time, NPR’s journalism also was recognized with major awards including the duPont-Columbia, Peabody and Emmy awards. Before being named Chief Content Officer, Wilson was NPR’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media. From 2000 to 2008, Wilson was Editor-in-Chief of and later Executive Editor of USA TODAY, where he helped define the standards for online journalism through coverage of major news events including the 2000 presidential election, the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Iraq War, and Hurricane Katrina. Wilson sits on the board of trustees of the Poynter Institute. He was an early leader of the Online News Association and president of the organization in 2007. And he has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.