Carolyn Ryan has been assistant managing editor for The New York Times since February 2017. Previously, she was a senior editor for Politics, the Washington Bureau Chief and political editor. She became the political editor in May 2013 and was named Washington bureau chief in December 2013. Previously, Ms. Ryan was the editor of the Metro section since January 2011. Ms. Ryan had been deputy editor for the Metro section’s government and politics coverage since joining The Times in 2007.
Before coming to The Times, Ms. Ryan worked for The Boston Globe where she held several positions including deputy city editor, political editor, assistant managing editor for local news and, most recently, deputy managing editor for local news. Before joining the Globe, Ms. Ryan was a statehouse bureau chief for the Boston Herald.
Ms. Ryan was a member of the team that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for its swift and sweeping coverage of the sex scandal that resulted in the resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer.