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New York Times Taps Carolyn Ryan to be Metro Editor

Bill Keller just issued a memo to the Times staff that Carolyn Ryan, who joined the paper in 2007, has been named the new Metro section Editor. Ryan was a key part of the paper’s Eliot Spitzer resignation coverage, among many other high profile stories. Keller said in the memo to staffers that Ryan is “both scrupulous and fearless,” and is the right person for Metro:

Running it takes an editor both deft and driven, a balance of restlessness and patience, and a sturdy spine. An irreverent sense of humor helps. Carolyn Ryan is that kind of editor.

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