Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media
Friday, September 21, 2012
Katharine Viner joined the Guardian as a writer in 1997 and has since undertaken numerous roles, including editor of Weekend magazine, features editor, and Saturday editor. She was appointed deputy editor of the Guardian in 2008; launched the award-winning Guardian Australia in 2013; and was most recently editor-in-chief of Guardian US. She became editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media in June 2015.
Katharine gave the 2013 AN Smith lecture in journalism at the University of Melbourne, The Rise of the Reader, discussing journalism in the age of the open web. Prior to joining the Guardian, Katharine worked at the Sunday Times in London. She was on the board of London’s Royal Court theatre for 13 years and judged the Orange prize in 2006.