Former host of ABC’s Business Today and Lateline Business, Whitney Fitzsimmons has been appointed deputy editor of financial services industry publication Financial Standard.
Prior to joining Financial Standard, Fitzsimmons was a freelance reporter for Channel News Asia and a contributor to The Drum, The Australian, news.com.au, The Hoopla, Crikey!, ABC News Online and Women’s Agenda.
“Whitney brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to our publication and I’m delighted to welcome her on behalf of the Financial Standard team,” said Michelle Baltazar, director of media and publisher, in a statement.
In her new role, Fitzsimmons will work closely with editor Mark Smith on Financial Standard’s range of titles, including the Financial Standard newspaper, apps and magazines: FS Advice, FS Super, FS Private Wealth and FS Managed Accounts.
“This year, we are also looking to ramp up our video content and we could not have found a more outstanding candidate to help us on that front,” said Smith, in a statement.
Commenting on her appointment, Fitzsimmons said: “I am delighted to be joining the Financial Standard at a time when it is taking a transformative role in financial services media.
“I look forward to the opportunities ahead where I can use my extensive news background for the benefit of the Financial Standard’s growing number of readers and subscribers.”
Fitzsimmons starts on March 14.