Christoph Fuhrmans

Senior Staff Editor, The New York Times 

Christoph Fuhrmans (j’96) is a senior staff editor at The New York Times, where he works in the Special Sections department, assigning and editing stories and coordinating the digital production of the various sections his department produces.

Fuhrmans started at The Times in 2009 as a freelance page designer and web producer before he was hired full time in 2011 as a senior staff editor in Sports, where he collaborated with colleagues to create, edit and produce digital content.

While Fuhrmans was at KU he did a little bit of everything at the Kansan, starting as a reporter and ending as a managing editor who helped oversee the paper’s transition to daily color.

After graduating in 1996 with degrees in journalism and political science, Fuhrmans took a job as a sports copy editor at The Daily Packet on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. A year later he moved to the Savannah (Georgia) Morning News as a sports page designer. In 2000, he returned to the Midwest and became the lead sports designer for The Detroit Free Press, where his work won multiple professional awards. Five years later he went back south to work for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he made the transition from print to digital and worked for four years before moving to New York.

Fuhrmans and his wife, Sharilyn, now live in New Jersey with their two daughters, Hannah, 6, and Thea, 3.