OLD Media Moves

Gizmodo’s Drummond joining The Outline

April 3, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Katie Drummond
Katie Drummond

Katie Drummond, executive managing editor of Gizmodo Media Group, is leaving to become executive editor of The Outline, reports Peter Kafka of Recode.

Kafka writes:

Drummond will oversee all of The Outline’s editorial operations; she praised the work the site has done so far but says it can do more. “I would like to see them break more news,” she said. “I would like to see them do more intensive, narrative features, really raise the bar at that sort of storytelling.”

Drummond’s last day at Gizmodo Media will be April 14. She’ll start at The Outline April 17.

Drummond became editor in chief of tech news site Gizmodo in 2015 and then was promoted. Before that, she worked with Outline CEO Josh Topolsky at Bloomberg.

Before joining Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014, Drummond had been the assistant managing editor for the tech news site The Verge for seven months. Before that, she was the science editor at The Verge, launching Verge Science, the first new section at The Verge since the publication’s inception in 2011.

She was also a founding staff member of News Corp.’s The Daily, the first-ever daily news publication for iPads and other mobile devices. And she covered military research on Wired‘s defense blog, Danger Room, and previously worked at AOL News, where she reported on science and health news.

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