Recently sacked New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson might be looking ahead to new professional opportunities, but a sign of her tenure at the helm of the “Grey Lady” will always be behind her.
When Abramson took American journalism’s top job, she had the curly black Gothic “T” from the Times logo tattooed on her back.
According to a report in the New Yorker, Abramson was fired in early May after discovering that she was being paid less than her predecessor and confronting Times owner Arthur Sulzberger about the disparity. Sulzberger issued a statement stating that gender bias played no part in his decision to terminate Abramson.
She was the first woman to serve as executive editor of the Times.