NYT’s Rudoren announces departure from Jerusalem
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NYT’s Rudoren announces departure from Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren announced she will be leaving her post at the end of the year.

Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, is considered to be the leading candidate for the job, unnamed sources told CNN Money on Wednesday. Baker came to The New York Times in 2008 after 20 years at the Washington Post.

“I knew this would be my last Thanksgiving in Jerusalem, but I had not expected to be cooking amid packing up and saying goodbyes. The Rudorens depart Jan. 1 for New York,” Rudoren wrote Thursday on her Facebook page.

“On this Thanksgiving — or, as it is known here, Thursday — I am so grateful for the incredible, generous, insightful and intrepid Palestinians and Israelis who enabled me to do this most demanding work, and experience this most complicated place. You have taught me endlessly, you have supported me thoroughly, you have challenged my brain, you have filled my heart,” Rudoren wrote.

Rudoren assumed the Times post in 2012. She will become a deputy on the Times’ international desk after her return to New York.