The Daily made a big hire Friday, scooping up Variety’s Tom Lowry as the tablet publication’s new business editor.
Daily editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo announced the hire Friday in a memo to staff obtained by The Huffington Post.
I'm happy to announce that Tom Lowry is joining The Daily as our Business Editor. Tom comes to us from Variety, where he was a senior editor, and BusinessWeek before that. He is an excellent journalist and a great guy and we're thrilled to have him aboard. Please give him a warm welcome when he starts July 1.
There’s been much discussion in the media world about the half-dozen or so departures at the publication since News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch first showed it off to reporters this past February. The Huffington Post recently reported that art director Gabriel Dance was the latest to leave. So the Lowry hire is good news for the four-month-old start-up.
The Daily, which hopes to build a national audience, has always had its sights set beyond the Manhattan media fishbowl. Earlier this week, the publication announced it was “expanding” and seeking journalists from around the country, not just those located in New York City.