Business Insider names new executive editor, tech editor
On the heels of our record readership last month (~75 million global uniques, 30+ million video streams!), we’re pleased to announce some new editorial promotions and responsibilities at BI.
We are promoting Jay Yarow to Executive Editor. Jay joined us 7 years ago as an intern while attending NYU’s journalism school. He worked briefly for a legacy publication called BusinessWeek, then joined us full-time. Over the next four years, Jay developed great writing, digital, and tech expertise as a key member of our Tech team. Jay eventually decided he wanted to pursue the editing track, and he became Editor, Senior Editor, Technology Editor, and then Deputy Editor. Jay’s intensity, intelligence, and leadership have helped make our Technology section one of the best in the industry, and we’re thrilled to expand his responsibilities.
We are promoting Matt Rosoff to Technology Editor. Matt will continue to serve as Deputy Editor and West Coast Bureau Chief. Matt is one of the smartest, most experienced, and most knowledgeable Tech journalists on the planet, and he and his team will take BI’s tech coverage to the next level. We are also promoting Lisa Eadicicco, who has done wonderful work over the past year, to News Editor on our tech team.
We are promoting Leah Goldman to Assistant Managing Editor. Leah has done an excellent job editing our Sports section over the last few years (and, more recently, Lifestyle). She will now work with Managing Editor Jessica Liebman and Assistant Managing Editor Lyndsay Hemphill to hire, train, and manage our growing editorial teams. We are promoting one of our most talented journalists, Tony Manfred, who has helped pioneer a wonderful new form of sports journalism since joining us four years ago, to Sports Editor.
We have hired Marcus Baram as News Editor and Deputy Editor. Marcus is a highly experienced journalist and editor, having worked in print, broadcast, and digital over the past 15 years. Marcus has held senior positions at IB Times and the Huffington Post. He was an editor at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Observer. He began his career as a reporter at the Daily News. He also recently published a book on Gil Scott-Heron called Pieces of a Man.
We are promoting Jenna Goudreau and Alyson Shontell to Deputy Editors. Jenna will oversee our growing Strategy, Careers, and Personal Finance sections. Alyson will manage our New York-based tech team (working closely with Matt) and oversee our Science and Entertainment sections. Alyson will also continue to write some of the inside investigations she has become known for in recent years. Jenna and Alyson will join Matt, Julie Zeveloff, Sam Ro, Justin Maiman, and Marcus as Deputies, and each of them will also take on new responsibilities.
Please join me in congratulating everyone. Lots more to come.