Gary Silverman appointed US national editor and remains deputy US managing editor

12 AUGUST 2013: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson (@Edgecliffe) as US news editor. From 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 & 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 US news editor.”

Gary Silverman, currently US news editor, will remain US deputy managing editor while taking on the new position of US national editor. In this role, Silverman will continue to write his lauded New York Notebook column and analyse 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.”

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