As Times metro reporters and editors made their way back to their Eighth Avenue offices after the holiday weekend, a little surprise greeted them in the third-floor newsroom: a brand-new nameplate on the side of an open cubicle that read "Arthur G. Sulzberger."
Mr. Sulzberger, the 28-year-old son of publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., will begin a reporting career at The New York Times for the Metro desk starting on Monday, Feb. 23. He'll write and report for the department's local blog, City Room.
Like his father, who reported for The Raleigh Times and the Associated Press before taking a reporting job in The Times' Washington bureau, which was followed by stints on the paper's Metro desk and then ultimately the paper's publishing side, Arthur G. is returning home after working as a reporter for The Oregonian and The Providence Journal.
Though Arthur Sulzberger Jr., 57, has never named his son a successor, Arthur G. has been treading his father's footsteps so far.