Keller is executive editor of The New York Times.
Before taking the job in 2003, Keller had been a columnist and senior writer for newspaper's magazine, managing editor, foreign editor and chief of The Times bureaus in Johannesburg and Moscow -- as well as a Moscow correspondent. He started at the Times as a domestic correspondent in 1984.
Before joining the Times, he was a reporter for The Dallas Times Herald, Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report and The Oregonian, Portland.
In 1989, Keller won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Soviet Union.
Keller grew up in San Mateo, Calif. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in 1970 where he began his journalistic career by founding an independent newspaper called The Collegian.
Keller is married to biographer Emma Gilbey. They have three children.