Skift’s Airline Weekly is promoting reporter Edward “Ned” Russell into the top role of editor.
Skift editor in chief Tom Lowry writes, “Russell succeeds Madhu Unnikrishnan who left the publication earlier in June to pursue other opportunities. Russell brings a wealth of experience and passion for aviation into his new job. Skift hired Russell in November 2020 to cover airlines after stints at The Points Guy, FlightGlobal, and other earlier reporting gigs.
“Russell is a voracious user of social media and has a wide following within the aviation industry. Along with Unnikrishnan, he helped make Airline Weekly more timely and relevant with the launch of the AW Daily story each day. Airline Weekly has also been an essential component in the Skift Aviation Forum, an event being held in-person this year in Dallas.
“When he’s not cranking out stories and posts, Russell, who lives in Washington, D.C. with his family, can be found on his off-hours at airports, flying on airplanes he loves, or riding trains as a passionate fan of all modes of transportation.”
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