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Financial Times appoints Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson US News Editor

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

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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For further information please contact:

Andrew Green
Senior Communications Manager
T: +1 917 551 5093
E: Andrew.green@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 (Deloitte assured, Q2 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than a third of FT.com traffic and a quarter of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 25 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

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