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Cox named editor of Reuters Breakingviews

October 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Rob Cox has been appointed editor of Reuters Breakingviews, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Hugo Dixon, who has been editor of Breakingviews since he founded the company in 1999, will become editor-at-large, Reuters News, in which capacity he will write a weekly column.

Cox helped establish Breakingviews, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009, in 2000 as one of its founding editors. From 2004, he spearheaded the firm’s expansion in the United States and since then has edited its American edition. He was also a Breakingviews director before the company was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009.

As editor of Breakingviews, Cox will be responsible for a team of 30 financial columnists in New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Washington and Dubai.

“As founders and editors, Hugo and Rob have built Breakingviews into a groundbreaking platform for financial commentary and an invaluable asset to our customers and readers around the world,” said Reuters editor in chief Stephen Adler in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have Rob as our new leader and to have Hugo continuing to provide his insight to our customers through his weekly column.”

“Rob is a dynamic and entrepreneurial journalist who has played a huge role in making Breakingviews the success it is today. There is nobody better to lead Breakingviews in the coming years,” said Dixon in a statement6. “Breakingviews has gone from strength to strength since it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. In the past three years, we have integrated the two businesses, completed Breakingviews global footprint and now ensured a smooth succession. I always intended to move onto new challenges once the integration was completed. I am delighted that I will be retaining an association with Reuters in my new role.”

Cox is currently the Americas editor of Breakingviews. He has operated as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo and his work has appeared in leading publications including the New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. Before he joined Breakingviews in 2000, he worked in various positions at Bloomberg.

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