Finally! I have been keeping this under my hat! In addition to preparing for a wedding in November, my dear chum David Gelles has just been promoted from San Francisco-based Tech Reporter for the FT to U.S. Media, Marketing Correspondent. Here’s the official announcement from the Editor & Publisher newsroom:
The Financial Times Wednesday named David Gelles as its U.S. media and marketing correspondent, replacing Kenneth Li, who earlier this week announced he was returning to Reuters as its editor-in-charge of technology, media and telecoms.
Gelles has been the FT’s San Francisco-based technology correspondent and web content developer, covering social media, e-commerce and e-books.
In his new assignment, the newspaper said, Gelles will cover “long-established content and distribution companies, disruptive digital media innovators and the wider marketing industry.”
Gelles “brings a fresh perspective to the beat having covered the digital media revolution from the West Coast,” FT Media Editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson said.
This will bring him to the New York offices of that hallowed British business newspaper, The Financial Times, as early as January, 2011.
I am already planning to spend a couple-few months in NYC in the Spring of 2011 because as everyone knows, David’s life is a movable feast.