Chrystia Freeland was appointed editor of Thomson Reuters Digital in April 2011. In this role, Chrystia has editorial control of the company’s consumer online, mobile and digital properties including Reuters.com and its global suite of websites, as well as the flagship NewsPro mobile news applications. In 2010, Chrystia joined the company as Reuters global editor-at-large.
Previously, Freeland served as the US managing editor of the Financial Times where she led the editorial development of the paper’s US edition and of US news on FT.com. During this time, the US print edition became the single largest edition of the newspaper. She also held positions within the company including, editor of the FT’s Weekend edition, editor of FT.com, UK News editor, Moscow bureau chief and Eastern Europe correspondent.
From 1999 to 2001, Chrystia served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. She began her career working as a stringer in Ukraine, writing for the Financial Times, The Washington Post and The Economist.
Chrystia authored Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution, an account of the country’s journey from communism to capitalism. Her profile of Mikhail Khodorkovsky garnered Chrystia the Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2004.
Freeland sits on the advisory board of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is a board member of the Women’s Commission and the Overseas Press Club of America. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Chrystia earned a bachelor’s in history and literature from Harvard University, and attended St. Antony’s College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
A Canadian citizen, Freeland currently lives in New York City with her husband and three children.