Media Moves

Mehta named Fortune's global editor

January 18, 2008

Posted by Chris Roush

Stephanie Mehta, a senior writer at Fortune magazine, has been named the publication’s global editor, according to a memo from managing editor Andy Serwer.

Stephanie MehtaThe memo, posted on Fishbowl NY, stated, “Our International Editor, Robert Friedman, is leaving the magazine after seven years on the job. Robert worked very hard in helping build our global franchise to its current strong position, and I want to thank him for that.

“Replacing Robert will be Stephanie Mehta in a new role as Global Editor. Stephanie’s title reflects that our European and Asian editions will now mostly contain content that appears in our North American edition. All three editions will continue to be filled with international content written by Clay Chandler and Peter Gumbel, as well as globetrotters from the U.S. like Barney Gimbel, Jeff O’Brien, Brian O’Keefe, John Brodie, Alex Taylor, David Kirkpatrick, and Adam Lashinsky, all of whom have traveled on assignment abroad for Fortune recently. (Stephanie herself went to Mexico on the Carlos Slim cover story last year.)

“Fortune remains deeply committed to global coverage. In fact, we are already preparing for our next global forum. Please join me in thanking Robert for his years of service. And join me in congratulating Stephanie in her new role.”

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