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James Dao

Editorial Page Editor


James Dao is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, overseeing editorials, op-eds, letters and the Ideas section. Before coming to the Globe in 2022, he spent 30 years at The New York Times where, as a reporter, he covered state and national politics, roamed the country as a national correspondent and embedded with American troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also the paper’s deputy National editor, Op-Ed editor and, most recently, Metro editor. During the Afghanistan war, he won an Emmy for a multimedia series on the deployment of an Army battalion titled “A Year at War.”