In this new role, Davies’ remit will be to expand the breadth and range of Times journalism for a U.S. digital audience
She will be based in News Corp’s head office in New York and will oversee the expansion of the editorial team and the current roster of award-winning Times and Sunday Times journalists in the U.S.
Davies said: “I am delighted to join The Times & Sunday Times at a time when they are increasingly ambitious about overseas expansion, particularly in the US. I look forward to working with some of the finest journalists and editors in the English language.”
Tony Gallagher, editor of The Times, said: “We are delighted to welcome Katie in this new role as U.S. Editor.
“Katie has extensive experience and passion for enterprising journalism and newsroom innovation. Her appointment is a milestone in the expansion of our digital business and I look forward to working with her.”