Silverman to cover marketing for FT

The Financial Times has appointed Gary Silverman as marketing correspondent.

Taking up the position this month, he will be based in New York until the summer when he will continue the job from the UK.

Silverman joined the FT in 1999 as US banking editor; previously he was the money and banking editor of Business Week, a business writer on Newsday, Hong Kong correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review and a Malaysia correspondent for Bloomberg Business News.

He began his career in journalism with United Press International, covering Congress and working as an editor on the world desk.

Hugh Carnegy, FT deputy managing editor, commented: “Gary brings a wealth of experience to this position and his US background will give the FT’s coverage of marketing a unique edge.”

Silverman replaces Richard Tomkins, who has been made a columnist.

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