Martin (Marty) Gottlieb, vice president and editor of The Record in Bergen County, N.J., will be retiring at the end of January.
“Marty has led the successful effort of making The Record an excellent newspaper, day in and day out,” said Publisher Stephen Borg. “He has done this with poise and grace, earning the respect of not only the editorial department, but of others inside and outside the company.”
Marty worked at The Record from 1971 to 1973, covering River Edge, Oradell, New Milford, Fort Lee and Edgewater, and finally, the Meadowlands. He was editor of the Village Voice in the mid-’80s and worked at the Daily News from 1974 to 1982 in a variety of reporting and editing roles, returning there as managing editor in 1993.
Marty moved on to become the global editions editor of The New York Times, overseeing the editorial operations of the Paris- and Hong Kong-based International Herald Tribune. During his tenure, he helped guide the redesign of the paper, the merger of its website with nytimes.com and several important investigative projects, including a hunt for Europe’s most notorious war crimes suspect, that prosecutors credit with helping to finally lead to his apprehension. He returned to North Jersey in January 2012.
In reflecting on Marty’s tenure at The Record, Stephen Borg expressed a sense of sadness and understanding. “The sadness,” Stephen noted “stems from Marty and I being so close on both professional and personal levels. Yet, I understand and fully respect his desire to spend more time with his family, especially after many years of long days and travel to Europe and Asia for the International Herald Tribune.”
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