Matthew Garrahan, the Financial Times’ Los Angeles correspondent, is heading east. Sometime this summer, the well-liked journalist will relocate to New York to complete his transition to the position of the paper’s global media editor.
Effective Feb. 1, Garrahan will oversee the paper’s coverage of media, marketing and entertainment, managing a global team of correspondents. From today’s announcement:
“Matt has been an outstanding reporter in Hollywood for the Financial Times, consistently delivering front page scoops and deeper reportage on the entertainment industry,” said FT editor Lionel Barber. “He is a highly respected media observer and his move to New York as our media editor is a natural next step. He will be a superb leader in this vital beat.”
Garrahan has been with FT since 1998. He replaces Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, who transitioned to the post of FT U.S. news editor last fall. The move to NYC will also place Garrahan a little closer to his former U.K. L.A. correspondent colleague and good friend Guy Adams, who moved not too long ago from The Independent on the west coast to a features position in London with the Daily Mail.
Previously on Mediabistro:
A Dynamic UK Correspondent Duo