BuzzFeed hires NY Times’ Kingson to be business editor
BuzzFeed San Francisco bureau chief Mat Honan sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve hired an editor to run our business desk, Jennifer Kingson.
Jennifer will build on the great work our comrade Tom Gara and team achieved since we launched the desk, while working to elevate and transform what readers think of as business coverage, with an emphasis on the way changes in commerce and finance shape and influence our readers’ lives. We plan to track and explain how changing consumer habits, emerging technology, the shift from physical to digital retail, the transformation of higher education, the downward spiral of brands, the emerging workplace, and of course big macro-economic forces affect our readers across the beats our reporters cover.
Jennifer is the perfect person to lead this coverage. She’s coming to BuzzFeed News after 13 years at the New York Times. She covered a lot of ground there, working on the national, science, and styles desks. Most recently, she was an editor on the business desk, where she edited Andrew Ross Sorkin, Gretchen Morgenson and Ron Lieber, among others. She also led the Times’ coverage of the Wells Fargo banking scandal.
Please welcome her to BuzzFeed News!