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Financial Times Appoints Female U.S. Managing Editor

FTGillianTettPicGillian Tett doesn’t start her new position until September 1. But perhaps sensing how extra-newsworthy this move is, in the shadow of all that Baquet-Abramson-NYT business, the Financial Times has fired off a press release May 15.

From today’s announcement:

Tett returns to oversee the FT’s print and online editions. She will continue her twice-weekly column that earned her recognition as ‘columnist of year’ at the 2014 Press Awards.

Tett succeeds Martin Dickson who retires after an illustrious 37-year career at the FT. His leadership as U.S. managing editor has seen the FT win numerous awards for its quality journalism, including a prestigious Gerald Loeb Award, one of the highest honors in business journalism.

Tett has been with the Financial Times for 21 years, spanning roles in New York previously as well as London, Tokyo and beyond. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University and for her next book in 2015 will examine, through that prism, at the global economy and financial system.

[Photo courtesy: Financial Times]

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