New role for alum Mark Getzfred

New role for alum Mark Getzfred

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Getzfred is a 1979 journalism grad.

Mark Getzfred has been promoted to Senior Editor at the New York Times, moving to the News team to help drive and elevate the most important stories of the day. Getzfred is a 1979 journalism grad from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Getzfred began on the National copy desk in 1999 and was a mainstay there through the contested presidential election of 2000. With a strong background in financial journalism, he moved to BizDay, where he served as night editor and then as one of the editors who helped the department with its digital transition.

He rose to be the deputy weekend editor for the newsroom in 2011, primarily overseeing the digital report. He later moved back to his first home on the National desk, this time as day editor, starting the coverage in real time on everything from mass shootings to elections to the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement to hurricanes and wildfires. For the past two years, he has had a partial perch in National and a perch on the weekends shepherding the news report.

Getzfred lives in Manhattan with his wife, Liz, also a CoJMC journalism alum, who is an attorney.