Media Moves

Reuters Professional makes another top hire

August 12, 2010

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Stephen Adler, the senior vice president and editorial director of Reuters Professional, made the following announcement late Wednesday:

Howard Goller, Reuters Editor for Political & General News, U.S. & Canada, has been named Editor for Tax & Accounting, Healthcare & Science for the Thomson Reuters Professional NewsCenter.

Howard joins the senior ranks of a team that now includes Executive Editor Amy Stevens, Chief Operating Officer Mike Bender, and newly-appointed Editor for Law Eric Effron. They will be working closely with me to provide world-class journalism to customers of Thomson Reuters professional businesses around the globe.

With his 25 years of reporting and editing experience at Reuters, Howard brings strong journalistic and leadership skills as well as the ability to work well with members of other Thomson Reuters operations. He has overseen news teams in Jerusalem, London and Washington. Most recently, Howard led cross-asset, multimedia coverage of the U.S. presidential election in 2008, and also supervised political coverage of the economic recession and recovery, healthcare, climate change and such major news events as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Howard began his career at Reuters reporting from the front lines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He served as Reuters’ Deputy Bureau Chief in Jerusalem and as Chairman of the Foreign Press Association for Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In London, Howard headed the Reuters World Desk for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Born in Kansas City, Howard received a B.S.J. from Northwestern University and completed a Yale Law School fellowship for which he received a Master of Studies in Law degree. Howard started his daily journalism career at the Kansas City Times, and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before moving to Israel, where his first wire-service job was with UPI.

In his new job, which begins after Labor Day, Howard will continue to be based in Washington. Please join me in congratulating Howard as he helps drive our efforts to combine the extraordinary strengths of Reuters, the world’s leading news organization, with the unmatched expertise and deep customer relationships of the Professional division.

NewsCenter was launched earlier this year by Thomson Reuters’ Professional Division, a nearly $6 billion set of businesses that provide information and data to legal, tax & accounting, and health care and science professionals. Well-known brands within this division include Westlaw for lawyers, Checkpoint for tax professionals, and Micromedex for health care providers.

The NewsCenter’s role in the division is to provide these customers with world-class journalism that’s informed by subject-matter expertise. To do this, Adler is creating a team of top reporters and editors who will do original reporting focused exclusively on these topics for these customers, while we also steer to these customers any articles from Reuters that are relevant to their professional needs.

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