THE CITY’s Editor in Chief, Richard Kim, Featured in City & State New York’s Power of Diversity: Asian 100

Richard Kim, Editor in Chief of THE CITY

Ben Fracetenberg

NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2022) – THE CITY’s editor in chief, Richard Kim, was featured in the latest City & State New York issue highlighting Asian American leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, who are gaining power and influence for their communities. 

Kim was appointed editor in chief of THE CITY, an independent digital news outlet dedicated to reporting for New Yorkers, in January 2022, succeeding founding editor in chief Jere Hester. He joined THE CITY from HuffPost, where as executive editor he oversaw core editorial operations spanning enterprise reporting, breaking news, trends and politics. He was previously executive editor of The Nation magazine.

The Power of Diversity: Asian 100 also features Rep. Grace Meng, New York’s highest-ranking Asian American elected official; Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance; and Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation.

For more on Kim’s appointment and role, click here. For more on THE CITY’s diversity efforts, click here.

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