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Alessandra Galloni makes history as Reuters’ first female editor-in-chief

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Alessandra Galloni makes history as Reuters’ first female editor-in-chief

Reuters, an international news organization, on Monday named Alessandra Galloni as its next editor-in-chief.

The appointment makes Galloni the first woman ever to occupy such position in the Reuters’ 170-year history.

In a statement released by Reuters President, Michael Friedenberg, Galloni whose new role takes effect from April 19.

“She was the standout candidate in an extensive, global search and highly competitive recruitment process, which featured many impressive internal and external candidates,” he said.

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The editor-in-chief designate who is expected to oversee 2,500 journalists in 200 locations globally would replace Stephen Adler, the 66-year-old top editor, who ran the newsroom for a decade.

Galloni, a veteran of the Wall Street Journal, joined Reuters in 2013 in its Southern Europe bureau.

Since 2015, she has served as global managing editor, handling news planning. As editor-in-chief, the 47-year-old Galloni will be based in London.

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