New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following email announcement on Thursday:
For the past seven years, Kevin McKenna has done a stellar job reinventing, elevating and integrating our online report – so successfully, that in essence he has made his current web job an anachronism of sorts. Kevin will become Deputy Business Editor for News, a newly created position that better reflects the direction our news operation has taken — integrating his current web role with the day-to-day running of our year-old news desk.
Kevin will oversee the production and presentation of our news – regardless of the platform. He will have responsibility for the daily news report, print and digital, including supervising our web producers and our morning and late news editors. He will also coordinate our collaboration with the video, graphics, social media and design groups. On the BizDay news desk, Kevin will work closely with Aimee Harris, John Woods and Jack Lynch, and with producers Kevin Granville, Kelly Couturier, and Tamara Best.
His new position is about presenting all of our news in all of its forms – web, mobile, print, social media, video – with creativity and imagination and to the exacting standards of The Times. Anyone who has worked with Kevin during his nearly three decades here knows that there is no more capable, knowledgeable and dedicated editor. He oversaw the launch and early phases of The Times website, worked on the foreign, metro and news desks, served double stints as technology editor, and edited the former Circuits section before it was integrated into BizDay. And now once again, Kevin will be at the cutting edge of our changing report.
After a year as the anchor of BizDay’s news desk, Adrienne Carter is also on the move.
Adrienne will become International Business Editor, overseeing our correspondents across the globe and coordinating coverage of business and economic news with the INYT. Adrienne is ideally poised to take on this important role. In her current job, she has worked tirelessly with our colleagues in London, Paris and Hong Kong to elevate and integrate our business report, and has had a hand in editing stories from all corners of the globe. Adrienne came to The Times in 2010 as the DealBook morning editor, after tours at Money and BusinessWeek as both reporter and editor (as well as a brief stint overseeing an internal Web site for financial advisers at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney).
She is not only the first licensed broker to serve as International Business Editor (that I know of, anyway), but she takes her new job just weeks after her debut as an international business writer with a dress-page piece about a luxury resort in Vista Flores, Argentina. No, she won’t be a player/coach, but we should probably prepare for more pieces about exotic getaways in distant lands.
Adrienne and Kevin will take up their new posts on March 10.