FT promotes pair to joint news editor role

By Jon Slattery

The Financial Times has appointed two of its staff, Deborah Hargreaves and Tracy Corrigan, to the role of joint news editors.

Hargreaves is currently financial editor, with responsibility for
the Companies and Markets section, while Corrigan is editor of FT.com.
It is the first time the paper has split the post.

The FT said the move reflected the daily’s 24-hour-a-day global news operation in print and online.

The two journalists replace Ed Carr, who is returning to The Economist after five years at the FT.

Hargreaves, 43, joined the newspaper in 1987 as a reporter based in Chicago.

She
has been personal finance editor, covered the EU business and political
beat in Brussels and has also been UK correspondent, energy
correspondent and a capital markets reporter.

Corrigan, 40,
joined the FT in 1990 as a reporter on international capital markets.
She became head of the capital markets desk and was deputy head of the
Lex column.

She was also based in the New York office, where she wrote extensively on Wall Street and financial services.

In 1999, Corrigan returned to London to news-edit the FT’s US edition and in April 2002, she was made deputy news editor.

Editor
Andrew Gowers said: “This is a hugely significant step for the
Financial Times. We run a truly global, 24-hour-a-day news operation,
and the fact that we have chosen two people to run it reflects the
scale of the role.

“In Deborah and Tracy, we have two of our most
talented journalists, with a rock solid track record in business and
markets news.”

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