Media Bulletin

Editorial changes at Financial Times

By Ioana Maria Costea

3rd November 2015


The Financial Times has made several U.S. appointments, including five newsroom roles. This is part of an effort to invest in and expand the depth of its coverage of America.

US news editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson is now also assistant editor. Under his leadership, the expanded New York news desk will assume a more powerful digital mandate across the global news agenda from the end of the London day.

Other hires and moves in the U.S. include:

Mary Childs joined the Financial Times in New York as U.S. financial correspondent, and is now covering hedge funds and private equity. She previously worked as investing reporter at Bloomberg News.

Alistair Gray was appointed US banking correspondent, moving from London, where he served as insurance correspondent.

Eric Platt was appointed US capital markets correspondent. He previously wrote for the FT’s breaking news vertical, FastFT.

John Paul Rathbone, based in London, relocates to Miami as Latin America editor, beginning January 2016.

Adam Samson joined the Financial Times as a reporter for fastFT, covering breaking financial news. Samson previously served as breaking news editor for Yahoo! Finance.

Alice Ross was appointed fastFT reporter in DC, and will begin in January 2016.

Courtney Weaver was appointed U.S. political correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, she was the FT's deputy Moscow bureau chief.

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