James Dao

Editor, Boston Globe Opinion // Editorial Page Editor

James Dao is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. He has vast leadership experience across three decades and multiple news desks at The New York Times, most recently serving as the Metro editor. Previously, he oversaw the paper’s Op-Ed section and has served roles in leadership and in the trenches as an editor on the National desk, as the Times’s Albany bureau chief, a Washington correspondent, national correspondent and military affairs writer. 

His 2011 multimedia series, “A Year at War,” about the yearlong deployment of an Army battalion in Afghanistan, won numerous awards – including an Emmy – and he also was executive producer on the Netflix documentary, “Father Solider Son,” which was based on the life of an Amy sergeant first profiled in his series.