Katharine Viner Named Guardian EIC

Viner was the frontrunner.

Katharine Viner, most recently the deputy editor of The Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian US, has been named the new editor-in-chief of The Guardian.

Viner will succeed Alan Rusbridger when he steps down as editor-in-chief this summer.

“Kath rose up through the Guardian as an inspired magazine and features editor,” said Rusbridger, in a statement. “She took Australia by storm before heading up the Guardian’s American operation. She will bring immense experience, flair, warmth, imagination and formidable energy to her new role as editor of the Guardian.”

Viner joined The Guardian in 1997. She has previously worked as editor of its Weekend magazine, features editor and Saturday editor.