Grace Y. Wong is a seasoned journalist with over 20 years of experience at one of the country’s most influential news organizations. She’s held various positions at The New York Times, among them: executive director, internal communications; newsroom administrator, The Neediest Cases Fund; and news designer. But it’s her role in supporting the duty of care of journalists, working closely with senior leaders on the International Desk and the International security team, that Grace is most proud of. One of her most humbling and gratifying experiences was assisting in the 2021 evacuation of hundreds of Afghan colleagues and their families.
Prior to joining The Times, Grace had worked as an editor at The Charlotte Observer and The Chicago Tribune. She’s a member of Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWs.org)
She’s a graduate of Columbia College, Chicago, and the Maynard Institute’s Editing Program for Minority Journalists. As a native Chicagoan, she’s a hopeless die-hard Cubs fan. Her favorite birthday gift was when her beloved team FINALLY won the World Series.