Usually, it takes an illustrious career — or at least a few buzzy scoops — for a reporter to have a recognizable byline.
But one intern on the New York Times’ metro desk is starting out with a boldface name. Tatiana Schlossberg might have been familiar to Grey Lady readers before her first byline. That’s because Schlossberg, who has penned a few stories for the paper is the daughter of U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and designer/artist Ed Schlossberg (which makes her JFK’s granddaughter).
We should note that the young Schlossberg has media chops: She was an editor of the Yale Herald, and the 2012 grad also put in some time as a staff writer for the Bergen Record in New Jersey. There, she covered the kind of decidedly non-glamorous stories your average cub reporter cuts her teeth on (a guy killed by lightning, transportation funding, a store clerk robbed at gunpoint).
She is part of the 2014 summer crop of Times interns, a 10-week stint usually given to recent college graduates and a few undergrads, NYT spokeswoman Eileen Murphy tells us.
And she insists Schlossberg’s lineage had nothing to do with the hire. “She was hired like any other intern,” Murphy says.
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