The Financial Times has appointed Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson as U.S. news editor. Starting in October, he will coordinate the FT’s daily Americas news coverage globally.
In his 16 years at the FT, Edgecliffe-Johnson has been deputy news editor, covered mergers and acquisitions, overseen management features and written for the influential Lex column. Since 2005, he has been global media editor, leading coverage of music, entertainment, digital media, marketing and big data.
Martin Dickson, FT US managing editor, said: “Andrew has been a superb media editor, who has won great respect across the industries he covers. With his history of excellence in reporting, editing and team leadership, he will be a strong and dynamic U.S. news editor.”
Gary Silverman, currently U.S. news editor, will remain U.S. deputy managing editor while taking on the new position of U.S. national editor. In this role, Silverman will continue to write his lauded New York Notebook column and analyze key business issues.
Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, said: “Gary has been the guiding force behind our outstanding coverage of the global financial crisis and its impact on Wall Street. His brilliant eye for a story, his impeccable judgement, his quick, sure editing, and his support and encouragement of colleagues has made him a model editor at home and abroad.”