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NYT's Sulzberger Jr to retire as chairman by end of December

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Sept 23 (Reuters) - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. will retire as chairman and a member of the New York Times Co's board by the end of December, the newspaper publisher said on Wednesday.

Sulzberger Jr, 69, who joined the newspaper in 1978 as a correspondent, will be replaced as chairman by his son, A.G. Sulzberger, The Times publisher since 2018.

In his four-decade long tenure, Sulzberger Jr. spearheaded the transformation of the Times into a digital business with strong subscription numbers.

He will assume the title chairman emeritus, the company said. (Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)