Financial Times Recruits Rana Foroohar

Currently an assistant managing editor with Time.

How do you follow up three prizes at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards, including a repeat in the Comment Pages of the Year category? How about by adding to that prize-winning team.

It’s not going to happen until March 1, but in an announcement today, the Financial Times has revealed that Rana Foroohar (pictured), currently with Time and previously with Newsweek, will be coming on board in the spring to write a weekly column. From the announcement:

“I’m delighted to be joining the world’s preeminent business news publication, particularly at a time when there are such enormous paradigm shifts occurring in the political economy of so many nations,” says Foroohar. “I look forward to decoding these changes and their effects on global business for the FT readership.”

Adds FT U.S. managing editor Gillian Tett: “Rana brings an incredibly valuable perspective to the FT, and we’re excited that she will share it with our readers. She has spent years writing with passion and insight about global economics and business from London and New York, and we are delighted to welcome her to the FT team.”

Foroohar, currently an assistant managing editor at Time, will be based in New York.

Photo courtesy: Financial Times

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.