Telegraph appoints cross-platform head of foreign operations

The Telegraph Media Group has appointed a news executive to oversee foreign content across the daily and Sunday editions of the Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk.

As head of foreign operations, Adrian Michaels will manage world news output. He is the fourth senior journalist appointemented by TMG in the last five months to control content across all three platforms.

Michaels joins from the Financial Times, where he spent 15 years, including the last four as the paper’s Milan correspondent. He has also worked as a New York correspondent and was named, along with his colleague Peter Spiegel, business and finance reporter of the year in the 2003 British Press Awards.

He was also news editor for South and North America upon the launch of the FT’s US edition.

Telegraph editor-in-chief Will Lewis said: ‘Adrian has been a subeditor, news editor, and foreign correspondent making him ideally suited to lead our new integrated world news operation. He will be a real asset to the Telegraph’s executive team.”

In November last year Damian Reece was appointed head of business across City and financial desks in both papers and the website. He said there would no longer be distinctions between daily and Sunday journalists – with the exception of recently appointed Sunday Telegraph City editor Mark Kleinman.

TMG’s sport departments received the same treatment in January when Mark Skipworth, formerly managing editor for news at tthe Sunday Times, was appointed head of sport.

Most recently, this month Iain Martin was given the new role of head of comment and community and is responsible for Telegraph’s online blogs and both newspapers’ comment sections.

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