Asia company news editor leaving Reuters
I regret to announce that after a stellar 19 years with the company, Emily Kaiser is leaving us to pursue her own endeavours. Miyoung Kim will stand in as acting EIC in the interim, and I will be posting the role of Asia company news editor shortly.
Emily’s extraordinary leadership and dedication have transformed the Asia company news file over the past three years. She’s both broadened and deepened the file, expanding Bangalore’s role in Asia companies coverage, creating crack speed teams in Singapore and China and ensuring we dig past the obvious in every story we write. She is an exceptional journalist and a self-confessed news junkie: quick with smart ideas and brilliant at framing and delivering stories. She is also a passionate advocate of diversity and local talent and has been leading the Asia committee since last year.
Emily joined Reuters in Chicago in 1996, and has reported from more than 20 countries through postings on three continents. Her beats have included agricultural commodities markets and the Chicago Board of Trade; large-cap U.S. retailers; European stock markets; and U.S. and Asian economics. She was named a Reuters “Journalist of the Year” for her coverage of the U.S. financial crisis from Washington in 2008-09, and her reporting on Social Security and Medicare was singled out for praise in the Columbia Journalism Review.
Her abundant energy, enthusiasm and wicked sense of humour will be sorely missed. I will work with Miyoung to make sure the remarkable file and team she has built only get stronger.
From all of us at Reuters, I would like to thank her for the outstanding work over the years and to wish her very best in her new adventure. I will announce the date and venue of her farewell drinks in the next couple of days. Please join us if you can.