Alessandra Galloni is the next editor-in-chief of the international news agency Reuters. For the first time in its 170-year history, a woman is going to lead Reuters.
Galloni, 48, is currently serving as one of Reuters’ top editors. He is the current editor-in-chief of Reuters Stephen J. Will replace Adler.
Adler is retiring this month after leading the Reuters newsroom for nearly a decade. Under his leadership, Reuters received hundreds of awards. Pulitzer also has the highest honor in journalism.
Galloni is a Roman. He knows four languages. He has a wealth of experience covering business and political news for Reuters. Prior to Reuters, he worked for The Wall Street Journal.
Galloway is set to take over the reins of the news agency as Reuters faces a number of challenges.
Reuters currently has about 2,500 journalists around the world. Reuters has been part of the Thomson Reuters Corporation since 2006.
Reuters is in profit. The management of Reuters wants to increase the amount of this profit.
Galloni told his colleagues that one of his most important tasks would be to maintain a good relationship with Refinitive, Reuters’ largest customer.
Galloni lives in London. His presence in the Reuters newsroom was described internally as “charismatic”. He has a keen interest in business news.
Galloni told his colleagues that his priorities were to enrich Reuters Digital and further encourage business.
Galloway has been named the editor-in-chief of the news agency after taking over as Reuters’ global managing editor. His appointment will take effect on April 19.
In a Reuters announcement of his appointment as editor-in-chief, Galloway said Reuters had set the standard for independent, trustworthy and global reporting for 180 years. It is an honor for him to lead a world-class newsroom filled with talented, dedicated and inspiring journalists.
Early in his career, Galloni worked for Reuters’ Italian-language news service. At one point he joined The Wall Street Journal. After working there for 13 years, he returned to Reuters in 2013.
Galloni holds higher degrees from Harvard University and the London School of Economics.