Seth Lipsky

Biography

Seth Lipsky, president and editor of The New York Sun, has been described by the Boston Globe as a “legendary figure in contemporary journalism.” Born in New York, he is a 1968 graduate of Harvard College and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, where he covered combat for Pacific Stars and Stripes. He spent 18 years on The Wall Street Journal, where his assignments included foreign editor, senior editor and associate editor of the editorial page as well as serving as a member of the editorial board. He left the Wall Street Journal in 1990 to found the weekly Jewish newspaper known as the Forward, which he edited for a decade. He is married to a senior columnist of the Financial Times, Amity Shlaes; they have four children.