July 20, 2021
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The Irish Times
Yasmin Thomas has joined Closer as a Celebrity Writer. Yasmin, who was a Contributing Writer for the magazine earlier this year, can be found on Twitter @yassywrites and LinkedIn.
Florence Scordoulis is now Assistant Editor at the Daily Mail’s Inspire magazine, where she was previously Commissioning Editor. Florence can be found on Instagram @florence_scordoulis
Jack Wetherill has been promoted to Assistant Showbiz & TV Editor at the Daily Star Online. Previously a Senior Showbiz Reporter, Jack can continue to be reached via email or found on Twitter @jackwetherill
The Financial Times and Nikkei will open the first joint bureau in their international editorial network in Houston, Texas.
The Financial Times has appointed energy veteran Justin Jacobs as its Houston correspondent. Jacobs, who joined the FT’s natural resources team in late 2020, joins a growing team headed by New York-based US energy editor Derek Brower, who has relaunched the FT’s Energy Source newsletter and expanded its industry coverage.
Nikkei has appointed Ryosuke Hanafusa as Houston bureau chief to expand the Japanese publisher’s coverage of the sector and the American economy more broadly. Hanafusa was previously energy editor at The Nikkei in Tokyo and earlier served as a correspondent in Cairo and Istanbul.
Michael Safi and Nosheen Iqbal have been appointed as the new lead presenters of The Guardian’s flagship daily news podcast, Today in Focus. The pair will start over the coming weeks, appearing individually across different episodes. They replace Anushka Asthana who left the Guardian this month, while Rachel Humphreys will continue to present alongside Michael and Nosheen. Michael Safi is currently an International Correspondent at the Guardian and will continue to be based in Beirut. Nosheen Iqbal is currently a Reporter for the Observer.
The i paper’s Social Media Editor Tash Salmon has been appointed Audience Editor, effective from next month. Tash can be found on Twitter @Tash_Salmon
International Financing Review
Julian Lewis has rejoined International Financing Review (IFR) as Senior Reporter, Green/ESG Financing. In his new role he covers green bonds and other aspects of sustainable finance, working alongside Tessa Walsh in London and Tim Sifert in New York. Julian, who was bonds and derivatives editor at IFR before it became part of Refinitiv and London Stock Exchange Group, is reachable via phone or email.
The Irish Times
Jade Wilson is now a News Reporter for The Irish Times. Jade, who has previously worked at the Waterford News & Star and Bloomberg, can be found on Twitter @jadeswilson
Dan Windham has joined the Liverpool Echo as Weekend Editor. Previously Assistant Editor at The Star (Sheffield), Dan can be found on Twitter @DWindham10
Natalie Morris has been promoted to Deputy Lifestyle Editor at Metro.co.uk, where she was previously a Senior Lifestyle Writer. Natalie, who is also co-host of The Netball Show podcast and author of debut book Mixed/Other, can be reached via email. Her Twitter handle is @Nmozz
Natalie Keegan is now working as Commissioning Editor (Commercial) at News UK, working on Sun Selects reviews and round-ups. She is keen to hear about any new/trending products, particularly women's fashion, beauty and health and fitness, as well as broader online shopping. Natalie can be found on Instagram @nattykeegz and Twitter @nattykeegan
Ewan Quayle is now a Live Reporter for Newsweek. Ewan, who is based in Manchester, was previously a Freelance Digital Journalist for LBC. He can be reached via email or found on Twitter @EQjourno
Melissa Twigg has changed roles at The Telegraph and is now Acting Luxury Commissioning Editor, covering watches and jewellery, high fashion, society news, property and travel. Melissa, previously Acting Fashion Editor at the publication, went freelance in 2016. She can be found on Twitter @melissatwigg17 and Instagram @melissatwigg
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