NYT's Edgerley to be KSU professional-in-residence

July 21, 2017
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Susan Edgerley, a former metro and assistant managing editor at TheNew York Times, will be a professional-in-residence at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State University during the 2017-2018 academic year.


Edgerley graduated from K-State in 1976 with a double major in English and Journalism and secondary-schoolteacher certification. "K-State prepared me well for my career, and I am excited to be part of the Miller Schooland to help prepare students for twenty-first century careers," Edgerley said.

"We are delighted to have Susan with us," said Jean Folkerts, interim director of the school. "She will help usadvance our Newsdesk, designed to prepare students to develop stories across platforms, and will coachstudents in applying for scholarships, awards, internships and jobs. She will foster contacts with professionals inall fields."

Jeff Morris, vice-president for marketing and communications at K-State, said "Susan is a consummateprofessional and will help us to increase the strategic capabilities of our staff in communicating with variouspublics."

After a succession of reporting and editing jobs at Kansas newspapers, Edgerley accepted a position asassignments editor with the Philadelphia Daily News. Four years later, she moved to The New York Times as acopy editor on the metro desk.

Climbing through the ranks, Edgerley was deputy metro editor on 9-11, coverage for which the paper won anunprecedented six Pulitzer Prizes. She went on to become metro editor at The Times, and then an assistantmanaging editor. In her last five years at the paper, she was dining editor, in charge of the paper's food coverageand restaurant and wine critics.