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Financial Times appoints Matthew Garrahan global media editor

The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) as its global media editor, overseeing coverage of media, marketing and entertainment. He was previously the FT’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering Hollywood, digital media and West Coast business and politics.

Garrahan will assume the role on 1 February and will relocate from Los Angeles to New York in the summer, where he will lead a global team of correspondents, ensuring the FT remains a must-read source of news, analysis and comment on the business of media and entertainment.

Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, said: “Matt has been an outstanding reporter in Hollywood for the FT, consistently delivering front page scoops and deeper reportage on the entertainment industry. He is a highly respected media observer and his move to New York as the FT’s media editor is a natural next step. He will be a superb leader in this vital beat.”

Since joining the FT in 1998, Garrahan has reported on the business of sport, leisure industries and the convergence of media and the web. He won the Los Angeles Press Club prize for best business story in 2013, best entertainment news story in 2011 and best news story in 2008. He was a finalist for a 2010 Mirror Award for excellence in media reporting.

Garrahan replaces Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, who became the FT’s US news editor in October 2013.

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For further information please contact:

EMEA Kristina Eriksson
T: +44 (0)207 873 4961
E: kristina.eriksson@FT.com

Andrew Green
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E: andrew.green@ft.com

Gemma Terry
T: +852 2905 5519
E: gemma.terry@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 629,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 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 34 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

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