The New York Times Company Names Marc Frons Chief Technology Officer, Digital Operations
The New York Times media companies include 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com.
Published Jun 5, 2006
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2006--The New York Times Company announced today that Marc Frons has been named chief technology officer for its digital operations effective June 26. He will report to Martin Nisenholtz, senior vice president, digital operations.
"We are very pleased that Marc is joining our team," said Mr. Nisenholtz. "He is an extraordinary leader with extensive experience in the digital space, a strong vision and the unique ability to assess market changes."
Mr. Frons, 50, previously worked at Dow Jones & Company, where he was most recently vice president and chief technology officer for its Consumer Media Group, responsible for online product development and applications. Earlier he was consulting editor for CNN Money and vice president and general manager of AOL Personal Finance. From 1995 through early 2002, he was editor and chief technology officer of SmartMoney.com. Mr. Frons also held a variety of senior editor positions at Business Week. He began his career at Newsweek in 1979.
Mr. Frons has received several awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for Best Interactive Design in 2001, an Online News Association Award in 2001 for Innovative Presentation of Information, and the Web Marketing Association Award for Best Investing Web Site in 1999.
Mr. Frons received a B.A. degree in Psychology from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College in 1977, where he was campus correspondent for The New York Times.
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, nine network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.