Kevin McKenna

Phone: (646) 312-3974
Location: VC 7-260E

Kevin McKenna has had a long career as an editor at The New York Times and has spent much of it helping to guide the paper’s transition to the digital age.

For the last decade, as a deputy business editor, he has been involved in expanding online efforts in business news.  He currently oversees coverage of economics, energy and the auto industry on all platforms.

He joined The Times as a copy editor on the foreign desk, going on to serve as assistant foreign editor, as deputy news editor overseeing the paper’s front page, and as assistant metropolitan editor. In 1995, he became editorial director of the paper’s fledgling electronic media operation as it created He later served as the paper’s technology editor and as editor of Circuits, an award-winning weekly section devoted to personal technology.

Before joining The Times, he worked as a reporter for The Associated Press in Los Angeles and Raleigh, N.C., and as an editor at The International Herald Tribune in Paris.

McKenna received a B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Southern California, where he was editor of the campus newspaper, The Daily Trojan.  He received an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and was awarded a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.  In 1997-98, he was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, focusing on the intersection of technology, business and communications.


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