New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following announcement to the staff:
With the main business desk for the International New York Times moving soon from Paris to London, we will roll out a news operation in London intended to drive business coverage in Europe while coordinating closely with editors in New York.
Essential to that operation will be a facile morning news editor who will identify important events early in the day, launch reporters and make sure the latest and most complete reports are posted on the Web. We are pleased to announce that Patrick Scott will be that editor.
As a deputy European business editor, Patrick will work directly with Tim Race, the European business editor, who will also be moving to London.
For the past several months, Patrick has been BizDay’s weekend editor after a two-year stint as Finance editor. His experience with BizDay makes him well suited to help with the integration of our European business report, and move us closer to a round-the-clock digital operation.
Just as Vicki Shannon kicks off our daily report each morning in New York, Patrick will be the early riser in London. Later in the day, he will hand off the main digital news operation to Vicki and Adrienne Carter, and turn his attention to the print edition of the International New York Times, helping to backfield the daily report, from news to enterprise.
Patrick came to The Times in 2011 after 20 years at the Charlotte Observer. He and his wife, Susan, who taught this past year at a school in the Bronx, will be moving to London in September.