Yahoo News names editor, plans major expansion
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Yahoo News named a new editor-in-chief on Monday who comes from The New York Times and promised a "major expansion" of news gathering at the US Internet giant.
Megan Liberman, deputy news editor of The New York Times, started on Monday, taking the position which has been vacant since Hillary Frey left earlier this year.
Ms Liberman "will lead a major expansion of Yahoo News, bringing in new voices and defining features for the site," the company said in a statement, noting that she would "focus primarily on original reporting, social news gathering, video and live events coverage."
"Megan is a dynamic addition to the Yahoo News team," said Robertson Barrett, vice-president of Yahoo News and Finance. "As deputy news editor at The New York Times she drove some of the most successful digital initiatives, from its blog network to Nate Silver's multi-platform presence to live streamed coverage of the 2012 elections. She is a natural fit to lead editorial for the world's largest news site, and she will help us take Yahoo News to the next level."