Biz journalist Lowry hired as ME of Skift
Longtime business journalist Tom Lowry has been hired as managing editor of Skift, a website focused on the business of travel.
His first day is Monday.
Lowry is overseeing a growing team of reporters, working closely with a research division and participating in Skift’s global conferences business.
Skift was co-founded six years ago by Rafat Ali, formerly of PaidContent, and Jason Clampet, formerly of Frommer’s.
The company has about 50 employees now.
Skift is part of the trend toward vertical or niche media such as The Information, STAT, The Marshall Project, Poets & Quants, The Trace, and The Business of Fashion, to name a few.
Lowry was former senior editor of CNBC.com before leaving in 2017. He joined CNBC in April 2013 to build an enterprise news desk. He previously was business editor of The Daily, senior editor at Variety and media editor at BusinessWeek. He also worked at USA Today and the New York Daily News.