Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson has bragged of her four tattoos. She may be regretting one of them.
Abramson was forced out of her job Wednesday, amid circumstances that remain murky. But last month she revealed the existence of a T tattoo, reports International Business Times. On Catie Lazarus' podcast Employee of the Month to discuss her position at the Times.
In between discussions about Nate Silver's departure and the challenging transition from reporter to editor, Abramson revealed that she had not just one but four tattoos, including a New York subway token, the Crimson Harvard 'H' and the iconic New York Times 'T.'
'I think eventually, when I finish doing them, [they] will tell the story of me, of where I lived, and what things have been important to me,' Abramson said. 'I have two then on my back that are the two institutions that I revere, that have shaped me. One is unsurprisingly the amazing 'T' in The New York Times newspaper. Then I have a Crimson Harvard 'H' and that's for Harvard, and also for my husband Henry, who we met when we were in the same class at Harvard.'
Abramson has been with The New York Times since 1997. She ascended to the top newsroom job in 2011. In a statement said she "loved" her time at The Times.
But IBT notes: "Given that Abramson was not present for the sudden announcement about her departure and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. attributed the shakeup to an "issue of newsroom management," it appears that her departure was not on her own terms."