The Financial Times has appointed Madison Marriage as special investigations editor, leading a newly created investigations team of three reporters.
The creation of the new unit – which will report to investigations editor Paul Murphy – signals the FT’s intent to focus on abuse of power across industries and sectors, including health care and education.
Marriage will continue to examine executive misbehavior in business and hold the rich and powerful to account, as well as conducting responsive investigations to major breaking news stories. Her team will draw on the growing in-house expertise at the FT in visual storytelling, podcasts, data journalism and graphics.
Marriage joined the FT ten years ago as a reporter, becoming asset management correspondent in 2015, tax and accounting correspondent in 2017 and investigations correspondent in 2019.
She has delivered several award-winning investigations, including her 2018 exposé of the all-male fundraising dinner organized by the Presidents Club at London’s Dorchester Hotel. The undercover investigation detailed sexual harassment of women at an event attended by high-profile business and political figures, ultimately leading to the organization’s closure.
“I’m delighted with this promotion,” said FT editor Roula Khalaf in a statement. “Madison is an outstanding journalist who already has several important, public-interest FT investigations to her name. She will utilize the best of our talents in the newsroom to produce stories with high impact and make them more engaging for our readers. I look forward to what will come next from her team.”