(AP) The New York Times has named Roger Cohen its foreign editor, formalizing a position Cohen has held since he became the acting editor in September.
Cohen, 46, joined the Times in 1990 after working as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.
He served the Times as Berlin bureau chief, a Paris correspondent, Balkan bureau chief, and European economic correspondent before being named deputy foreign editor in August. He became acting foreign editor the next month when then-foreign editor Andrew Rosenthal was promoted to assistant managing editor.
Executive Editor Howell Raines said in a statement that the new appointment “makes formal the leadership role Roger Cohen has played from the moment he took over the foreign desk on the eve of the World Trade Center disaster. His planning of the staffing and coverage of the war in Afghanistan produced some of the Times‘s best battlefield reporting.”
Cohen’s appointment is effective immediately, Raines said.