Calling him “the lifeblood and soul” of the Daily News “for decades,” publisher Mort Zuckerman has named Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Arthur Browne Editor-in-Chief of the media organization.
Presently serving as Editorial Page Editor, a position in which he led a team that won the 2007 Pulitzer for documenting Ground Zero illnesses, Browne joined The News in 1973 as a copy boy and rose to play key roles in telling New York’s most important stories while maintaining The News’ singular place as the city’s Voice of the People.
He is also author of “One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York,” a biography of New York’s first African-American police officer, published in 2015, as well as co-author of “I, Koch,” a biography of the late mayor.
Zuckerman also announced that Eric Gertler will assume a new role as Co-Chairman and Co-Publisher to partner with CEO Bill Holiber in leading the Daily News’ rapid transformation to a multi-platform newspaper and digital organization.
Gertler has deep roots in the Daily News, having been general counsel for legal and labor affairs, as well as the founder of nydailynews.com. He also served simultaneously as president of the magazines USNews, Fast Company and The Atlantic. Committed to public service, he led many key economic development programs in both the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations.
“I am excited to get reengaged in the newspaper and work with Bill, Arthur and the entire talented team at The Daily News,” Gertler said.