News Corp’s Tory Maguire named HuffPost Australia editor-in-chief



HuffPost Australia has appointed News Corp’s Tory Maguire as editor-in-chief as the digital news outlet prepares for its local launch.

Maguire has worked with News Corp Australia for 15 years, holding roles as national opinion editor and deputy editor of opinion website The Punch. She takes up her role ahead of HuffPost Australia’s launch in the coming months.

Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington said in a statement: “I am delighted to welcome Tory as editor-in-chief of HuffPost Australia. Tory is a first-rate journalist with deep digital roots and is truly passionate about utilising new media tools to both tell the stories that matter and engage with readers in new and exciting ways.

“I am thrilled that she will be leading the team in establishing the HuffPost DNA in Australia.”

The appointment follows that of HuffPost Australia CEO Chris Janz in March.

In a statement Janz said: “Tory knows how to spark conversations. Her extensive experience and proven digital expertise in delivering highly-engaging journalism and video content makes her the ideal leader of HuffPost Australia’s local newsroom.

“Tory’s impressive passion and energy will drive the delivery of HuffPost Australia as an engaging and influential platform for Australians to voice their thoughts, opinions and commentary.”

HuffPost Australia is a joint venture between The Huffington Post and Fairfax Media.


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