The Financial Times, under U.S. managing editor Gillian Tett, who returned stateside in September, made a string of senior editorial appointments on Tuesday.
Megan Murphy has grabbed the reins as Washington bureau chief, having most recently served as head of fastFT, a mobile-first product for financial markets.
Robin Wigglesworth has taken up the post of US markets editor based in New York. The role will have Wigglesworth, a former deputy head of fastFt, oversee the paper’s coverage of US stocks, bonds, commodities, foreign exchange, derivatives and asset management.
Demetri Sevastopulo, formerly a Pentagon, CIA and Washington business correspondent, will grab the title of U.S. political correspondent in DC. He returns from a five-year stint in Hong Kong as Asia news editor and South China correspondent.
Sam Fleming, an ex financial reporter in London, will now become the paper’s US economics editor based in DC. Following him from across the pond is world trade editor Shawn Donnan, who will lead the paper’s global coverage of trade and development. He will also cover issues related to globalization and report on the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, among other topics.
Gina Chon, a former US regulatory correspondent, has been appointed US enforcement correspondent, covering white-collar crime from DC.
A former DC correspondent, Barney Jopson has been tapped as US policy correspondent, focusing on financial regulation, energy, the environment and technology, while James Fontanella-Khan, a former New York Lex writer, will cover M&A.
Ben McLannahan will move from Tokyo where he covered markets and economics,
will return to the States as a financial correspondent. Neil Munshi will follow suit and take the mantle as US writer FirstFT, a twice-daily email on news from the FT and across the Web. Regulatory reporter Kara Scannell will become an investigations correspondent, while John Authers has moved his senior investment correspondent role from London to New York.
“These appointments demonstrate the Financial Times’ strong commitment to providing first class coverage of the American economy, markets, business and political world at a crucial juncture,” Tett offered.