Marc Lacey ’87, the inaugural fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Visiting Journalist Program, has been named managing editor of the New York Times, along with Carolyn Ryan.
“Marc is not only a tremendously accomplished alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences, but he continues to engage with us in meaningful ways – serving as our inaugural Distinguished Visiting Journalist, moderating a faculty panel ahead of the 2020 election, and providing guidance to our students interested in journalism,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences. “It’s thrilling to have one of our own, a great Cornellian, appointed to such an influential role at a preeminent media organization.”
Lacey’s career as a journalist stretches back to his time as an undergraduate, when he served as editor-in-chief of The Cornell Daily Sun and as campus stringer for The New York Times. In 2020, when Lacey came to Cornell as a Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow, he was national editor for the New York Times; the following year he was promoted to assistant managing editor. In his more than 20 years at the New York Times, Lacey has also served as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City and Nairobi, Kenya, as a White House correspondent and as editor of the weekend news report.
“I caught the journalism bug at Cornell and it's never left me,” said Lacey.