NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reuters today announced the appointment of Chrystia Freeland, US managing editor, Financial Times, to the newly created role of global editor-at-large. Freeland, who will be based in New York, will report to David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief, Reuters, and will serve as a member of his team responsible for planning and implementing Reuters editorial strategy.
In this role, Freeland will serve as a key figure on Reuters Insider, a new financial video service due to launch in Q2 of this year, leading programs that will benefit from her expertise and exceptional contacts in the worlds of finance and politics. She will also serve as Reuters principal on-air pundit for other external broadcast partners.
Additionally, Freeland will serve as senior contributor to Reuters.com where she will write a weekly column that focuses on critical issues taking place at the intersection of business and politics. Freeland will also play a leading role in Reuters Summits and in Thomson Reuters global Newsmaker series.
During Freeland's tenure as US managing editor of the Financial Times, the FT's US print edition became the single largest edition of the FT. Before that, Freeland was deputy editor, Financial Times, in London, editor of the FT's Weekend edition, editor of FT.com, UK News editor, Moscow bureau chief and Eastern Europe correspondent.
From 1999 to 2001, Freeland served for two years as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. Freeland began her career working as a stringer in Ukraine, writing for the FT, The Washington Post and The Economist.
Freeland is the author of Sale of a Century: the inside story of the second Russian revolution (2000), which details Russia's journey from communism to capitalism. Her profile of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which appeared in the FT Magazine, won a Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2004. Freeland is currently writing her second book for Penguin Press.
"Chrystia has proven herself an excellent reporter and an original thinker whose views are respected and listened to," said Schlesinger. "Her work will be a great complement to that done by the 2,800 journalists at Reuters worldwide."
"I am thrilled to be joining Reuters, particularly today when this storied news organization is emerging as a dominant global player in the digital media age. Reuters stands for integrity and innovation and I am delighted to be joining the Reuters team. I will always love the FT and am very grateful to my friends and colleagues of the past two decades there."
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