Financial Times moves fastFT head Megan Murphy to US as Washington bureau chief
The Financial Times has appointed Megan Murphy, currently the head of fastFT, as Washington bureau chief to head up the FT’s US politics coverage.
Move: Megan Murphy
She will take up the role in January 2015 and move from London to Washington DC in the autumn. Current Washington bureau chief Richard McGregor will shift to working on longer-term projects.
Gillian Tett, US managing editor, said: “Megan’s experience overseeing the launch and success of fastFT, and her reporting across a number of beats will add a fresh perspective to the global coverage our readers rely on.
“I want to offer Richard our warmest thanks for his insightful and thoughtful leadership of the Washington bureau over the last few years. He has brought great global vision to our coverage, drawing on his excellent prior reporting in China and The Party, his powerful book on China’s Communist Party.”
Murphy has been with the Financial Times since 2007 and prior to that spent time as a legal affairs correspondent at Bloomberg News and lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.