Dean Baquet will be missing from the New York Times’ office this week after having a malignant tumor removed from his kidney on Saturday.
The new executive editor of the Times told staffers in an email Monday morning that doctors found the tumor on Thursday and decided it needed “immediate attention.” Baquet assured his newsroom that he would be back “as soon as possible” and that his doctors have given him an “excellent prognosis.”
“I know this comes as we are all trying to move forward in the newsroom,” he wrote.
Baquet was promoted to executive editor just one month ago after former editor Jill Abramson was fired. Baquet has yet to name a new managing editor to work below him, but he told the newsroom in his email that he would be keeping “in touch” with the paper’s leaders while he stayed at home to recover.
Source: The New York Times | Catherine Taibi