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Wired hires Drummond as next editor in chief

August 10, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Katie Drummond

Wired magazine has hired Katie Drummond to be its next editor in chief, reports Katie Robertson of the New York Times.

Robertson writes, “Condé Nast, the publisher of Wired, announced on Thursday the appointment of Ms. Drummond as its global editorial director. Ms. Drummond joins from Vice Media, where she was the senior vice president of global news and entertainment, in charge of Vice News and the company’s digital brands.

“Ms. Drummond replaces Gideon Lichfield, who was named global editorial director in March 2021 and announced his departure in May. In a memo to the staff about his exit, Mr. Lichfield said he had decided to move on from the job and had increasingly missed ‘committing acts of journalism with my own two hands.’ He will continue co-hosting the Wired podcast ‘Have a Nice Future’ until at least November, he said in the memo.

“Ms. Drummond, 37, was an intern at Wired in 2009. She later worked as a reporter for a national security blog run by the publication. She said in an interview on Thursday that her personal connection to the outlet as well as the opportunity to lead coverage of the tech world with a global staff made her decision to return ‘a no-brainer.’ Wired has teams in the United States, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Britain.”

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