Former CNN International’s Peter Bale to Lead the Center for Public Integrity

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 4.45.43 PMPeter Bale, former vice president and general manager of digital operations at CNN International, will take over as chief executive officer for the Center for Public Integrity, the award-winning investigative journalism nonprofit organization.

Bale, 52, helped run CNN.com and was in charge of other CNN International digital products since 2011. Before that, he was the executive producer of MSN UK. He was also a reporter for Reuters and founded FTMarketWatch.com.

“We are thrilled to have Peter Bale join the Center for Public Integrity as our new Chief Executive Officer,” Bruce Finzen, the Center’s Board Chair, said in a statement on the organization’s website. “Peter brings more than three decades of experience as a distinguished reporter, editor, manager and digital leader to the Center. He has exactly the experience and passion for great journalism that is necessary to lead the Center on a continued upward path, and assure that the vital multimedia investigative reporting that the Center is known for will reach an ever expanding audience.”

He’s scheduled to take over for his predecessor, William Buzenberg, in January. Meanwhile, Buzenberg, who has been at the Center’s helm since 2007, will be heading to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in Boston for a fellowship at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.