Gloria Brown Anderson, former president of the World Editors Forum and a long-standing WEF board member, will leave her position at The New York Times tomorrow, 15 February, to start a media consulting company.
Anderson has worked at The New York Times for more than 20 years and has been vice president of International & Editorial Development for the past 11 years, where among other projects, “she helped create and nourish The New York Times International Weekly, a supplement for leading international newspapers [such as Today in Singapore], which today appears in 28 countries and 5 languages. It has a combined circulation of nearly 5 million copies,” according to a statement recently sent to staff regarding her departure.
In addition, it noted that “she created and helped launch ‘Turning Points,’ an end-of-year licensed magazine. The current edition is being published in 23 countries, including China, Mexico, Mongolia, Croatia and Egypt.”
Anderson has been a member of the WEF board since 2000.
She was hired by The New York Times in 1992 as an editor of Week in Review. In 1997, she became president and editor-in-chief of The NYTT Syndication Sales Corp., where she oversaw its transition from a corporate entity to a unit of the newspaper.
Before joining The New York Times, Anderson was managing editor of The Miami News. She began her career as a reporter for the Associated Press.