Reuters names Chua its executive editor
Reuters announced Wednesday that Gina Chua has been appointed executive editor.
Alessandra Galloni, Reuters editor-in-chief, wrote to employees to share that Chua will take up the newly-created role – based in New York and reporting to her – effective immediately.
Chua will continue to oversee editorial operations, budgets, administration, safety and security, and will also be responsible for leading technology initiatives around new forms of reporting, broadening Reuters’ file and delivering more relevant reporting to new and existing customers.
“Over the last decade at Reuters, Gina has been instrumental in the creation of world-class data and graphics teams, built an industry-leading safety, security and mental health system and driven development of a range of new newsroom tools,” said Galloni in a statement. “I’m delighted to work with her as we further modernize our newsroom.”
“I’m excited to take on this new role supporting Alessandra and the newsroom to continue producing outstanding journalism, modernize our capabilities, and grow our audience and businesses,” said Chua in a statement. “We stand poised at the edge of multiple opportunities to expand the reach of our journalists and journalism.”
Chua was previously the editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post and The Asian Wall Street Journal/The Wall Street Journal Asia. She was previously a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal in New York; a reporter in Singapore, Manila and Hanoi; and a television and radio journalist in Singapore. She is also the co-founder the Sigma Data Journalism Awards.
A native of Singapore, she graduated with a bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Chua transitioned in late 2020, making her one of the most senior transgender journalists in the industry.