By Sahil Patel
Yahoo News has named Megan Liberman, a former deputy news editor of The New York Times, as its new editor in chief. Beginning today, she will be tasked with expanding the Yahoo News brand by bringing in “new voices and defining features” to the site. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the site’s original reporting and social news-gathering as well as video and live events coverage. While at The Times, she had oversight of several digital initiatives at the company, including its blog network, Nate Silver’s sites, and live-streaming coverage of the 2012 elections. Liberman is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.