Guardian Australia founding editor Kath Viner named in Forbes most powerful women list

Katharine-Viner-234x230Launch editor of the Guardian Australia Katharine Viner has been named one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes Magazine. 

The US media outlet ranked Viner, who was recently promoted from her current role at Guardian US editor to be the UK newspaper’s first ever female editor-in-chief, at number 80. 

Viner joins the list which is dominated by big media names such as Oprah Winfrey, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington. She was Guardian Australia editor for its 2013 launch before moving across to run its US operation in 2014. 

In March, this year, she was promoted to the position of editor-in-chief of the Guardian globally, following a staff vote, to replace Alan Rusbridger.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list, with Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg the top media exec at number eight and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at number nine.

See the full list here.

Nic Christensen 

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