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Alex Koppelman named news editor for The Guardian US

The Guardian has announced the hiring of Alex Koppelman as US news editor.

Koppelman has joined from The New Yorker, where he was politics editor for its website. Prior to that he was news editor at Adweek and spent several years at Salon.com.

"Alex brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that will help us move into the next phase of our growth as a firmly entrenched US news operation," said The Guardian's US editor in chief Janine Gibson. "We're delighted that he's joining the team."

Koppelman will be a senior member of the editing team and will help set the reporting agenda for the Guardian's US news operation, including originating news ideas, commissioning stories, editing the site, planning coverage and liaising with Guardian teams around the world.

"I'm very excited to join the Guardian's rapidly growing US newsroom. The Guardian's agenda-setting reporting of the past few months has shown clearly how, as a global news organization, it's leading the way in changing how news is being delivered and consumed," said Koppelman. "It's an honor to be part of such a great publication, and to work with its talented and dedicated team of reporters and editors."

He begins at the Guardian on October 14, and will be based in its New York City newsroom.

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