Christine Spolar

The Financial Times has appointed Christine Spolar as its first investigations and special projects editor

The Financial Times has appointed Christine Spolar to the newly-created role of investigations and special projects editor, based in London.

Spolar was most recently economy/enterprise editor for Bloomberg News and has also worked for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, CBS 60 Minutes and the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.

In 2001, while working at CBS, a report she helped to produce on an American pilot won an Emmy for investigative journalism and a national award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors organisation.

In her new role at the FT Spolar will work with the title's journalists to spearhead investigative reports in print and online.

In an announcement on its website the FT outlined Spolar's journalism career spanning more than 30 years.

It says she has worked on investigations across newspapers, television and websites, in particular covering conflicts in Iraq, Israel, Lebanon and Bosnia.

In the advertisement for the newly-created role at the Financial Times, the company said it was after someone with "
Pulitzer-sized ambition".

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