?FT? Promotes Tech Correspondent David Gelles to U.S. Media, Marketing Correspondent

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By: E&P Staff

The Financial Times Wednesday named David Gelles as its U.S. media and marketing correspondent, replacing Kenneth Li, who earlier this week announced he was returning to Reuters as its editor-in-charge of technology, media and telecoms.

Gelles has been the FT’s San Francisco-based technology correspondent,  covering social media, e-commerce and e-books. Prior to that he was a Web ccontent developer for FT.

In his new assignment, the newspaper said, Gelles will cover “long-established content and distribution companies, disruptive digital media innovators and the wider marketing industry.” 

Gelles “brings a fresh perspective to the beat having covered the digital media revolution from the West Coast,” FT Media Editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson said.

Before joining the FT, Gelles served as the small business reporter for the Miami Herald and contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Forbes.

This story and its headline has been corrected from an earlier version to reflect that Gelles was FT’s technology correspondent following a stint as Web content developer, not simultaneously.

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