Yahoo has just added New York Times deputy news editor Megan Liberman as the new editor in chief at Yahoo News. The company says she will lead a “major expansion” of Yahoo News, which will bring in “new voices and defining features”.
Specifically, Liberman will be focusing on original reporting, social news gathering, video and live events coverage.
“Megan is a dynamic addition to the Yahoo News team,” said Robertson Barrett, Vice President of Yahoo News and Finance. “As deputy news editor at The New York Times she drove some of the most successful digital initiatives, from its blog network to Nate Silver’s multi-platform presence to live streamed coverage of the 2012 elections. She is a natural fit to lead editorial for the world’s largest news site, and she will help us take Yahoo News to the next level.”
Liberman has also served as deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. There, she oversaw digital features and strategy, as well as political coverage and other Times magazines. She also launched Motherlode, the Times’ parenting blog.
According to recent comScore data, Yahoo is the largest web property in the U.S., surpassing Google in July.