Reuters Hires New Global Editor Away From Financial Times

Chrystia Freeland joins information and news service

Last Updated: March 1, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

Reuters announced on Monday that it has hired Chrystia Freeland as its global editor-at-large, a newly-created position.

Freeland has served as the U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times.

She will be based in New York and report to David Schlesinger, Reuters’ editor-in-chief.

Freeland will help plan Reuters editorial strategy,” as well play a key role on Reuters Insider, a financial video service due to launch in the second quarter. Freeland will also serve as Reuters’ “principal on-air pundit.”