Oreskes Named Deputy M.E. at ‘NYT’

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(AP) The New York Times has appointed Michael Oreskes, who directed much of the newspaper’s coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, to deputy managing editor.

Oreskes, an assistant managing editor, will take over his new position effective Jan. 1, executive editor Bill Keller announced Monday.

Oreskes, 50, joined the Times in 1981, and worked as a metropolitan reporter, chief investigative reporter, and Albany bureau chief. He served as metropolitan editor from 1993 to 1997 and Washington bureau chief from 1997 to 2000.

The bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes during this time, including a 1999 prize for national reporting. Oreskes also directed much of the paper’s coverage of the scandal over the relationship between former President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Oreskes was honored by The New York Press Club for spot news reporting, and won the Silurians Award in 1988 for news analyses for presidential campaign coverage.

Before he joined the Times, Oreskes was a reporter for the Daily News.

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