23 March 2015

Guardian News & Media appoints editor-in-chief

Katharine Viner, currently deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian US, has today been appointed editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, and will succeed Alan Rusbridger when he steps down as in the summer.

Commenting on her appointment, Katharine Viner, said: “Being editor-in-chief of the Guardian and Observer is an enormous privilege and responsibility, leading a first class team of journalists revered around the world for outstanding reporting, independent thinking, incisive analysis and digital innovation. I am honoured to succeed Alan Rusbridger, whose remarkable tenure will be remembered for prize-winning journalism and pioneering advances in the Guardian’s global reach. Building on his track record, I intend to lead a media organisation that is bold, challenging, open and engaging. It will be a home for the most ambitious journalism, ideas and events, setting the agenda and reaching out to readers all around the world.”


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