Carolyn Ryan has been assistant editor for The New York Times since February 2017.
Previously, she was a senior editor for Politics, the Washington bureau chief and political editor. She became the political editor in May 2013 and was named Washington bureau chief in December 2013. Previously, Ms. Ryan was the editor of the Metro section since January 2011. Ms. Ryan had been deputy editor for the Metro section’s government and politics coverage since joining The Times in 2007.