OLD Media Moves

Freeland, U.S. ME for FT, to become Reuters global editor at large

March 1, 2010

Reuters announced Monday that it has hired Chrystia Freeland, the former U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, to be its global editor at large, based in New York.

Freeland will report to editor in chief David Schlesinger.

In this role, Freeland will serve as a key figure on Reuters Insider, a new financial video service due to launch in the second quarter of this year, leading programs that will benefit from her expertise and exceptional contacts in the worlds of finance and politics.  She will also serve as Reuters principal on-air pundit for other external broadcast partners.

Additionally, Freeland will serve as senior contributor to Reuters.com where she will write a weekly column that focuses on critical issues taking place at the intersection of business and politics.  Freeland will also play a leading role in Reuters Summits and in Thomson Reuters global Newsmaker series.

“Chrystia has proven herself an excellent reporter and an original thinker whose views are respected and listened to,” said Schlesinger in a statement. “Her work will be a great complement to that done by the 2,800 journalists at Reuters worldwide.”

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