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Global Affairs & Economics
Jamil Anderlini was appointed Financial Times’ Asia Editor in 2015. Previous to that, he served as Beijing bureau chief from 2011. He was also Beijing correspondent for four years.
Lionel Barber has lectured widely on US foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security and monetary union in the US and Europe. As editor, Lionel has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including US Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, and Premier Wen Jiabao of China.
Global Business Columnist
Rana Foroohar is global business columnist and associate editor of the FT, writing a weekly column on business and finance. She is based in New York.
Roula Khalaf is Deputy Editor of the Financial Times. She has worked for the FT since 1995, first as north Africa correspondent, then Middle East correspondent and most recently as Middle East editor. Before joining the FT, she was a staff writer for Forbes magazine in New York.
Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist
Based in London, Gideon Rachman writes a weekly column in the newspaper and for The World blog on FT.com. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation.
US Managing Editor
Gillian Tett serves as US managing editor, leading the FT’s editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe. Based in New York.
Chief Economics Commentator
Martin Wolf is one of the UK’s foremost economists. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. He is based in London.
Janan Ganesh is political columnist for the FT. He was previously political correspondent for The Economist for five years, and a researcher at the Policy Exchange think tank for two.
George Parker was appointed political editor for the Financial Times in September 2007. He has won acclaim for his coverage of the financial crisis and the political drama leading up to the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.
Digital Comment Editor
Sebastian Payne writes about politics for the FT. He was previously a reporter and editor at The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph.
Chief Political Correspondent
Jim Pickard was appointed chief political correspondent at the Financial Times in January 2013. Based in the House of Commons, Pickard covers a wide variety of beats including the Labour party, unions, Defra, DCLG, Department of Transport and the House of Lords.
Robert Shrimsley is Editorial Director of the Financial Times. Before this, he has served as the FT’s chief political correspondent, news editor, managing editor of FT.com. He writes weekly for the Notebook column, a satirical look at the week’s news and for the FT weekend Magazine.
Chief Political Commentator
Philip Stephens is an associate editor of the Financial Times and the newspaper’s Chief Political Commentator. He has been the FT’s economics editor, political editor and editor of the UK edition.
Washington Bureau Chief
Demetri Sevastopulo is the Financial Times Washington Bureau Chief. In this role, he leads our coverage of US policy and politics, including the Trump presidency. Demetri has spent a total of eight years as a correspondent in Washington.
Chief US Commentator
As chief US commentator for the Financial Times, Edward Luce writes a weekly column on US politics, economy and foreign policy. Previously, Luce served as the FT’s Washington bureau chief, leading coverage of American politics and managing the DC-based team of reporters. Based in Washington, D.C.
US Politics Correspondent
Courtney Weaver is the Financial Times' US Politics Correspondent, based in Washington. She was formerly the FT's Deputy Moscow Bureau Chief, covering the war in Ukraine, Russia's annexation of Crimea, Kremlin politics, and the Russian corporate world.
US Equities Correspondent
Nicole Bullock is US Equities Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the stock market, IPOs and market structure. She is based in New York.
Michael Mackenzie is the FT’s markets editor, having moved to London from his role as US markets editor. He leads coverage and analysis of stocks, bonds, commodities, foreign exchange, derivatives, and wealth and fund management.
Editor, FT Alphaville
Paul Murphy is the founding editor of FT Alphaville and an associate editor of the Financial Times. He joined the FT in London in 2006 as development editor of FT.com. Based in London. Information on the rest of the Alphaville team at this link.
US Markets Editor
Robin Wigglesworth is US markets editor, based in New York. He covers stocks, bonds, commodities, foreign exchange, derivatives, wealth management, stock exchanges and fund management.
Banking & Finance
Personal Finance Editor
Claer Barrett is the personal finance editor of the Financial Times, as well as editor of the weekend Money section and co-presentor of the FT Money Show podcast. Barrett was named Financial Commentator of the Year at the 2016 Headline Money Awards, for her Serious Money column. She is based in London.
US M&A Correspondent
James Fontanella-Khan is FT’s US M&A Correspondent, covering deal activity throughout the Americas, and a co-author of the Due Diligence newsletter. He was formerly a Lex Writer specializing in US banks and financial services. He is based in New York.
Sarah Gordon is the Financial Times’ Business editor and an associate editor. Prior to this role she was the FT’s companies editor and an assistant editor, overseeing the coverage of corporate news. Based in London.
US Lex Editor
Sujeet Indap is a US Lex editor, covering industrials, materials, transportation, and M&A. He is based in New York.
Comment and Analysis Editor
Brooke Masters has been the FT’s Comment and Analysis Editor since 2018. She has previously served as Companies Editor, Chief Regulation Correspondent, City correspondent and as a contributor to the Lex column. She spent the first part of her career in the US covering a variety of beats including criminal justice, local politics and eduction for the Washington Post.
US Industry and Energy Editor
Ed Crooks is US industry and energy editor for the Financial Times, based in New York. Since joining the FT in 1999, Crooks has served as energy editor, UK news editor and economics editor based in London.
Commodities and Mining Editor
Neil Hume is commodities editor at the Financial Times, a role he has held since September 2013. He covers the global commodities trade of natural resources such as crude oil, copper, wheat or coffee, and the political, economic and social implications of commodities. Based in London.
Media & Technology
San Francisco Correspondent
Shannon Bond is San Francisco Correspondent for the Financial Times. She covers technology, including Amazon, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, ecommerce and self-driving cars.
US Technology Correspondent
Tim Bradshaw is a technology correspondent for the Financial Times, based in San Francisco. He covers Apple, Yahoo, Twitter and other social media companies, new venture capital-backed start-ups in the consumer technology market and established Silicon Valley firms.
Chief Business Commentator
John Gapper is associate editor and chief business commentator of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column about business trends and strategy and contributes leaders and other articles. Based in London.
Global Media Editor
Matthew Garrahan is the Financial Times’s global media editor, overseeing coverage of the media, marketing and entertainment industries. He is based in New York.
US Business Correspondent
Anna Nicolaou joined the FT in 2014, and covers media, Canadian politics, and breaking news.
West Coast Editor
Richard Waters is the West Coast Editor for the Financial Times. His beat covers the technology industry. Before moving to the West Coast, Waters was based in the FT’s New York office for nine years. His roles there included Wall Street reporter, New York bureau chief, and the FT’s first information industries editor, overseeing global coverage of technology, telecommunications and media.
Work & Careers
Sarah O’Connor is the FT’s employment correspondent, writing news, analysis and features on the world of work. She also writes a fortnightly column for the Comment section.
Andrew Hill is an associate editor and the management editor of the FT. He is a former City editor, financial editor and comment and analysis editor. ‘Leadership in the Headlines’, a collection of his columns was published in 2016.
Michael Skapinker is an FT contributing editor and columnist on business and society. He is also executive editor of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the FT’s executive education arm.
Life & Arts
House & Home Editor
Jane Owen is deputy editor of FT Weekend, editor of FT House & Home and a Yale Poynter fellow 2015. She writes the Provincial Life column and lives in Oxford.
FT Weekend Editor
Alec Russell became FT Weekend's editor in 2016. Previous to that, he was the FT’s news editor since 2012, leading coverage around a number of award-winning reporting initiatives, including the Silver Economy and Big Tech at Bay series, which won the ‘Best Business Team’ prize at the 2015 Press Awards. He joined the FT in 2006 as the Johannesburg bureau chief.