"Over the past few years the expansion of our journalism in new formats - the Web, television, and the reborn International Herald Tribune - has become more integral to the newsroom's work, and our impresario of all this has been Mike," said Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times. "He has presided brilliantly over our evolution into a 21st century newsroom and we will continue to rely on him. The IHT, Discovery Times Channel and NYTimes.com are all at critical stages in their growth and evolution, and it is important that the newsroom have the right editor, with the right clout, at the table. To my relief, we do in Mike."
Mr. Oreskes, 50, has been assistant managing editor and director of electronic news since 2000, overseeing Times Web and television content. Recently, he has also served as the liaison between the newsrooms of The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
Previously, Mr. Oreskes was Washington bureau chief from 1997 to 2000. During those years, bureau members won three Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 1999 that was awarded to a team of Washington reporters for stories on the theft of U.S. rocket secrets by China. Mr. Oreskes also directed the newspaper's coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment trial of President Clinton.
Prior to his Washington appointment, Mr. Oreskes served as metropolitan editor since 1993 and as city editor since 1991. During his years as metropolitan editor, the metro desk won two Pulitzer Prizes and a Polk Award for local reporting.
Since joining The Times in 1981, he has served in numerous roles, including metropolitan reporter, chief investigative reporter, chief of the Albany bureau, reporter in the Washington bureau covering regional New York, and national political correspondent, covering presidential and mid-term elections and Capitol Hill.
Mr. Oreskes came to The Times in 1981 from the New York Daily News, where he was a general assignment reporter, an education writer, an Albany correspondent, labor editor and City Hall bureau chief.
The New York Press Club honored Mr. Oreskes for spot news reporting. In 1988 he won the Silurians Award for News Analyses for coverage of the presidential campaign.
Mr. Oreskes received a bachelor's degree from City College in 1975.
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