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Sir Harold Evans Appointed Reuters Editor-at-Large
New York, June 13, 2011 - Thomson Reuters announced today the appointment of renowned journalist and author Sir Harold Evans as Reuters editor-at-large. In this position, Evans will moderate news-making conversations with global leaders and host live events that showcase Reuters world-class photojournalism.
"Harry is one of the greatest minds in journalism," said Stephen Adler, Reuters editor-in-chief. "He brings invaluable experience, innovative ideas, and access to the world's most influential leaders."
On June 14, the company will launch a discussion series featuring Sir Harold Evans in conversation with leading news makers. The first event will focus on China and bring together former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman and former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger at the company's headquarters in New York. The event will be broadcast live on Reuters.com.
During Evans fourteen years as editor of The Sunday Times, and a year as editor of The Times, he spearheaded investigative coverage that dramatically influenced British law and public policy. In 2000, he was named one of International Press Institute's 50 Heroes of World Press Freedom. In 2001, Evans's peers voted him the all-time greatest British newspaper editor. He was knighted for services to journalism in 2004.
Moving to America in 1984, Evans was editorial director of US News & World Report, founded Conde Nast Traveler in 1986 and was president of Random House trade group.
Evans is the best-selling author of two American histories: The American Century, and They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, Two Hundred Years of Innovators. He recently published a memoir My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times.
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