Dan Colarusso named executive editor of Reuters Digital

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Dan Colarusso is the new executive editor of Reuters Digital, making him the third person this year to hold that title at the news service.

His appointment, announced in an internal memo obtained by Capital, follows the resignation last week of Jim Roberts, who had taken the job in February after accepting a buyout from The New York Times. Prior to that, it was held by Jim Impoco, who left Reuters in January and was recently named editor of Newsweek.

Colarusso, formerly an editor at  Bloomberg TV, the New York Post and Conde Nast Portfolio, joined Reuters in 2011, working on the video side. He will "continue his current responsibilities as global head of programming, which includes overseeing ... consumer video offerings," according to the memo from Reuters editor-in-chief Steve Adler.

The news comes just a week after Reuters scrapped its ambitious consumer-facing web reboot, Reuters Next, after two years of development.

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Adler's full memo is below:

Dear Colleagues,

Following last week’s announcement regarding Reuters Next and the related departure of Jim Roberts, I am pleased to appoint Dan Colarusso as executive editor, Reuters digital, reporting to me.

As executive editor, Dan will oversee the editorial work of Reuters.com and our global suite of local language sites. Dan will assume the role effective immediately, and will also continue his current responsibilities as global head of programming, which includes overseeing Reuters Insider and our consumer video offerings. As video becomes increasingly important in consumer media, Dan’s expertise and success in developing high-quality news across a range of digital channels make him the ideal candidate for this role. Jim’s direct reports will now report to Dan.

Prior to joining our organization in late 2011, Dan served as U.S. managing editor for Bloomberg Television, responsible for the channel’s content and editorial direction. Before that, he held a number of senior editorial roles, including managing editor for Condé Nast’s Portfolio.com and business editor and metropolitan editor at The New York Post.

Please join me in congratulating Dan on his new responsibilities, and in thanking Jim for his valuable contributions.

Best,

Steve