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Jim Roberts was named assistant managing editor for The New York Times in December 2010. His portfolio is digital content, and as such he oversees and helps manage the newsroom operations of NYTimes.com and other digital outlets.
In July 2006, Roberts was named the chief editor at nytimes.com, holding the title of editor of digital. He became an associate managing editor in June 2008.
Before joining the digital side of the organization, Roberts served as national editor from late 2002 until early 2006. He served as the paper's national political editor during the presidential campaign of 2000, and previously served in a variety of editing positions on the metro, sports and national desks.
Before joining The Times in 1987, Roberts held various reporting and editing positions with two now defunct newspapers, The Dallas Times Herald and The Baltimore News American. He also worked for The Richmond Times Dispatch.
He received his B.A. in journalism and political science in 1973 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Roberts resides in Brooklyn. He is married to Debby Krenek and they have two children, ages 21 and 18.