NEW YORK (AP) - New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger says a successor will be chosen within two years.

NEW YORK (AP) New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger says a successor will be chosen within two years.

He said Monday in a "State of the Times" speech to employees that the board, senior management and family trustees would be involved in choosing a deputy publisher.

New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy sent a transcript of his speech to The Associated Press.

Sulzberger has been publisher since 1992, when he was 40.

New York Magazine in August reported that Sulzberger's son, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger; his nephew David Perpich and Sam Dolnick, the son of his cousin, were in the running to succeed him.

The influential paper has long been controlled by the family. Sulzberger replaced his father. His great-grandfather took over the Times in 1896.

Murphy says the company had no further comment.