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Yahoo Hires Rob Barrett as Head of News and Finance

Yahoo has hired longtime Internet executive Robertson Barrett to run its Yahoo News and Finance sites, Kara Swisher reports for All Things Digital.

Barrett has a long media resume, including senior positions at Tribune Interactive, Time Inc., ABC News, Primedia’s Channel One Interactive, and The Feedroom. Most recently, he served as Chief Strategy Officer of Perfect Market.

At Yahoo, Barrett replaces Mark Walker, who left for Disney a month ago, and Steve Schultz, who left the top Yahoo Finance job last fall.

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