Writer and Editor
365体育备用网址Martin Gottlieb served as the global editions editor of The Times, responsible for the editorial management of the International Herald Tribune in Paris and Hong Kong. He was also The Times’s associate managing editor in charge of the weekend editions, deputy culture editor, and project editor on the national and metropolitan desks. In addition, he was editor of the Bergen Record in New Jersey and the Village Voice, New York City’s alternative weekly.
Early on in his long journalistic career, Gottlieb spent 2 ½ years as a beat reporter at The Bergen Record in northern New Jersey, beginning in 1971. He returned to The Record in 2012 as the editor and led the paper through the four years during which it broke the traffic jam scandal at the George Washington Bridge. In that time, The Record was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its immersive coverage of the spread of the heroin epidemic in New Jersey’s northern suburbs.
In the interim, Gottlieb spent nearly two decades as a reporter at the New York Daily News and The New York Times, leading teams that investigated why Bushwick (then a largely overlooked Brooklyn neighborhood) was most heavily battered by arson and looting during New York’s devastating 1977 power blackout. His team’s inquiries uncovered widespread Medicare fraud and other abuses at the country’s largest hospital chain, Columbia/HCA. The Bushwick series, for the News, led to a massive rebuilding project by the city. The hospital series (for The Times) helped propel the ousting of the CEO of the chain, which the federal government fined nearly $1 billion for many of the violations delineated in the investigative project.
Gottlieb served as editor-in-chief of The Village Voice and managing editor of the Daily News. He capped a career of more than 20 years at The Times as Global Editions Editor, overseeing the International Herald Tribune when it won major European and Asian journalism awards, including “La Une,” the coveted award from the French Publishers Association for the year’s best front page. It is the only time a non-French language paper was selected. Gottlieb also served as the assistant managing editor in charge of the newsroom on weekends, deputy culture editor and enterprise editor of the Metropolitan and National Desks.