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Katharine Viner

Editor-in-Chief

The Guardian

POSITION

Editor-in-Chief

COMPANY

The Guardian

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

AGE

52 years

Website

The Guardian

SCENE

Lifestyle & Culture

SOCIAL

Twitter

What makes Katharine Viner a Global Shaker?

Katharine Viner is a British journalist and playwright. She became the first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian on 1 June 2015 succeeding Alan Rusbridger. Viner previously headed The Guardians web operations in Australia and the United States, before being selected for the editor-in-chief’s position

The Guardian might not be the first newspaper the PM reaches for over breakfast. But Viner who took over in the editor’s chair last year knows that the paper retains the power to motivate its readership into action.

The Guardian’s coverage of the Labour Party and where Viner chooses its full backing should go could have proved to be its most important contribution to the Brexit debate.

The Guardian did try to back the Remain campaign but apparently did so with facts and figures, a tactic not very successful in the recent years when it comes to political campaigns.

Last updated: May 2, 2018