Reuters Hires CMO

NEW YORK Global information company Reuters said Lee Ann Daly has been named to the new position of evp and chief marketing officer, effective Jan. 1, 2007.

Daly, who will be based in New York, will be responsible for Reuters’ global brand development and marketing efforts.

Daly has more than 20 years of experience. Most recently she was evp, marketing at Bristol, Conn.-based ESPN, where she oversaw the cable network’s television, print, radio, broadband and Internet marketing activities. She left that position in July 2005 to spend more time with her family, but remained with ESPN as a consultant.

“As Reuters builds on its solid growth and continues to diversify its business, we feel that Lee Ann is the right person to help us realize the power of the Reuters’ brand . . . across all of our businesses,” Devin Wenig, Reuters’ COO, said in a statement.