Mark Kleinman joins Financial Times as columnist

Sky News City editor Mark Kleinman is to start a weekly column for the Saturday edition of the FT.

He joined Sky News in May last year from the Sunday Telegraph where he was business editor. He had written for The Times since joining Sky, but no longer does so.

Here’s the full press release from the FT:

The Financial Times has today appointed Mark Kleinman as a columnist for FT Weekend. Kleinman, who is the City editor of Sky News, will write a weekly column covering corporate news as well as analysis on the week’s top business stories. His first column will appear on June 19.

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: ‘I am delighted that Mark is joining FT Weekend. He is an award-winning, extremely well-regarded business journalist with a track record of breaking stories. He will be a valued asset to the team and help boost our weekend corporate news offering to readers.”

The new column, to be published under Mark’s own name, is the first in a series of innovations to be introduced at FT Weekend following Caroline Daniel’s appointment as editor. His appointment – and changes to come – will reinforce the Financial Times’ goal of being a must-read on the weekend.

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