The following excerpt release was sent out:
CNN Digital Worldwide has appointed Matt Wells as the new executive editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London. He takes on responsibility for coverage of the region across CNN’s global digital platforms, overseeing breaking news, features and enterprise journalism. He heads an award-winning team of journalists based in London and across the region, dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the biggest global stories for the world’s leading digital news organization.
Prior to this role, Wells was the international director of Global Programming and Alerting for CNN Digital Worldwide, overseeing digital output across all of CNN’s international digital platforms.
Before joining CNN, Wells managed digital output for The Guardian as senior digital editor. In a 17-year career at The Guardian, Wells was responsible for the early development of live blogs, set up its podcast department, and in a three-year stint in New York, helped launch Guardian US.
Wells begins his new role immediately.