Megan Liberman, the New York Times’ deputy news editor, began her new job as Yahoo News’ editor-in-chief on Monday, the company announced.
Liberman, who created the NYT’s “Motherlode” parenting blog, will replace Hillary Frey, who left the job to become NBCNews.com’s editorial director in March after less than a year in the position.
She will help the site focus on more original reporting, live-events coverage and social news as it undergoes a “major expansion,” the site wrote on its Tumblr account. Tumblr, of course, marks another of Yahoo’s expansion attempts — it bought the blogging platform for over $1 billion in May.
Vice president of Yahoo News and Finance Robertson Barrett praised Liberman in a statement, saying: “As deputy news editor at the New York Times she drove some of the most successful digital initiatives, from its blog network to Nate Silver’s multi-platform presence to live streamed coverage of the 2012 elections. She is a natural fit to lead editorial for the world’s largest news site, and she will help us take Yahoo News to the next level.”
Liberman was not quoted in the statement but did tweet that she’s working on a new Twitter handle. Her old one? @megannyt.