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Jill Abramson

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Date of Birth: 1954 , March-19
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Jill Abramson

1954 Born in New York City, New York
1976 Graduated from Radcliffe College
1973 Worked at Time magazine
1986 Was hired by Legal Times in Washington, DC
1997 Began working at The New York Times
1994 Authored her first book titled, Strange Justice
2011 Became the executive editor of the Times
2012 Was listed in the Forbes list of most powerful women
1981 Married to Henry Little Griggs III
2007 Was seriously injured in the truck-pedestrian accident

Detail Timeline of Jill Abramson

March 19 , 1954

Born in New York City, New York

Enthusiastic and sedulous, Jill Abramson was born as Jill Ellen Abramson in the mid 1950s in New York City, New York, United States of America to American parents. She was born and raised in a Jewish home. She has one older sister named Jane O'Connor.

1976

Graduated from Radcliffe College

Jill Abramson continued her high school education at Ethical Culture Fieldston School and she also earned her high school diploma from there. After that, she joined Harvard University with a major in History and Literature. She also attended Radcliffe College and she finally received her Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 1976.

1973

Worked at Time magazine

While she was pursuing her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, she worked at The Harvard Independent as the Arts Editor. In 1973, she joined Time magazine and she worked there for the next three years. There she worked as a writer and editor. 

1986

Was hired by Legal Times in Washington, DC

In 1976, she was hired by The American Lawyer and she worked there as a senior staff reporter for the next decade. In 1986, she worked for the Legal Times in Washington, D.C as an editor in chief. She worked there till 1988. 

1997

Began working at The New York Times

After spending a decade at Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal as a senior reporter, she joined The New York Times in 1997. At the end of 2000, she was named the Washington bureau chief. 

1994

Authored her first book titled, Strange Justice

She is also famous for being an author. In 1994, she co authored a book titled Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. Jane Mayer is the co author of this book. This book is about the 1994the confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas. 

2011

Became the executive editor of the Times

Jill Abramson is an American journalist. She first joined The New York Times at the end of 1990s. In September 2011, she was promoted as an executive editor of The New York Times and she was in this position till May 2014.

2012

Was listed in the Forbes list of most powerful women

In 2012, she got listed in the Forbes list of most powerful women. She was actually ranked 5th in this list. She has also once been honored by Foreign Policy. They honored her by listing her in their list of 500 most powerful people in the world. 

1981

Married to Henry Little Griggs III

After being in love with love of her life Henry Little Griggs III, Jill and Henry finally tied their married knot as a loving husband and wife in 1981. They first met each other when they were attending Harvard University. They are still bonded into this married life.

2007

Was seriously injured in the truck-pedestrian accident

In the early 2007, she was hit by a truck while she was walking on the street near the New York Times's headquarters in Times Square. She was seriously injured in this accident. Few days later, she filed a case against the truck's driver, owner, and operator. 

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After being in love with love of her life Henry Little Griggs III, Jill and Henry finally tied their married knot as a loving husband and wife in 1981. They first met each other when they were attending Harvard University. They are still bonded into this married life. Her nationality is American and she is of white ethnicity.

Jill Abramson continued her high school education at Ethical Culture Fieldston School and she also earned her high school diploma from there. After that, she joined Harvard University with a major in History and Literature. She also attended Radcliffe College and she finally received her Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 1976. While she was pursuing her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, she worked at The Harvard Independent as the Arts Editor. In 1973, she joined Time magazine and she worked there for the next three years. In 1976, she was hired by The American Lawyer and she worked there as a senior staff reporter for the next decade. In 1986, she worked for the Legal Times in Washington, D.C as an editor in chief. She worked there for the next two years and then she joined Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal as a senior reporter. Few years later, she was named the deputy bureau chief. In 1997, she was hired by The New York Times and was named the Washington bureau chief at the end of 2000. In September 2011, she was promoted as an executive editor of The New York Times and she was in this position till May 2014. She is now aged 62 years old. Her net worth is unknown.