She came to the Times in August 2013 as head of advertising from Forbes, and was responsible for the newspaper’s subscription and ad businesses before becoming COO in 2017.
The Times has successfully transformed its business into one increasingly dependent on online subscriptions and less so on ad revenues. It first introduced digital subscriptions in 2011.
Kopit Levien “has successfully led much of our company’s most important work — from reimagining our advertising business to driving our historic subscription growth to fostering a culture of product innovation,” said publisher A.G. Sulzberger. “She’s been Mark Thompson’s closest partner over the past seven years and will continue to build on his remarkable legacy.”