The Financial Times announced a series of senior editorial promotions in the U.S.
Francesco Guerrera has been promoted to U.S. Finance and Business Editor. Since 2006 he was the FT?s U.S. Business Editor. In his new role, Guerrera will lead reporters in the financial services and corporate team and will have specific responsibilities for covering large US-based corporations, including Citigroup, JP Morgan and General Electric.
Ben White, Wall Street Correspondent, has been promoted U.S. Banking Editor. He will lead coverage of Wall Street firms and brokerages, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Together with Guerrera, White will spearhead the FT’s coverage of financial and banking issues.
Joanna Chung, currently the FT?s London-based Capital Markets Reporter, has been promoted U.S. Financial Correspondent, based in New York. Chung will assume her new role on March 24 and lead coverage of U.S. financial regulation and enforcement, from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the U.S. and state attorneys general. She will also be responsible for covering the accounting and auditing industry.
Julie MacIntosh has been appointed U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, and is based in New York. She had been one of the FT’s Lex writers. MacIntosh will be the point person for all deal-related reporting. She will also contribute to coverage of wider financial services and banking issues.
James Politi has been appointed U.S. Economics and Trade Correspondent, based in Washington, DC. Previously he was FT’s U.S. Deals Correspondent. Politi now covers U.S. economic policy, economic data and U.S. trade policy.