NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Gillian Tett as US managing editor, overseeing the FT's print and online editions in the region.
Tett, currently assistant editor responsible for the FT's markets coverage, will take up her new role with immediate effect. She will move to New York full-time from 1st September 2010.
FT Editor Lionel Barber commented: "Gillian's award-winning coverage of the global financial crisis has been recognized around the world. Having led the markets team from London, and with a wealth of global experience, she is ideally placed to lead the next phase of the FT's editorial development in the US. She will play an important ambassadorial role in the region and strengthen our growing influence in the North American market."
Tett joined the Financial Times in 1993 and has served as its capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, Tokyo correspondent, London-based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels. She has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University.
Tett was named Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards and Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards. She is author of Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (2009), which won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear's Book Awards. She also wrote Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from its Trillion Dollar Meltdown (2003).
Tett succeeds Chrystia Freeland, who will leave the company to take up a role at Thomson Reuters.
Lionel Barber said: "Chrystia has been a driving force behind the FT's success in the US for the past four years, and has contributed to the FT's global profile in many other senior roles in London and Moscow. I wish her the very best with her future endeavors."
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The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed at 25 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 390,315 (ABC figures, January 2010) and a readership of 1.3 million people worldwide. FT.com is the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 11.4 million unique users, generating 83.2 million page views (ABCe figures, March 2009) and now has over 1.8 million registered users.
SOURCE Financial Times