The Guardian has appointed Anna Isaac as city editor on its business desk, the latest in a series of key hires.
Anna, who joins in autumn from the Independent where she is economics editor, will focus on reporting the changing face of Britain’s financial centre, corporate investigations and the flow of money and power between business and politics.
The newly-created role is part of an ongoing revamp of the Guardian’s business coverage, led by head of business John Collingridge, to focus more on investigations, long reads, exclusives and analysis. Angela Monaghan is also promoted to live business news editor from assistant business editor.
John Collingridge, head of business, Guardian News & Media said:
“Anna’s scoops have been genuine game-changers. Her revelation that Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty was a non-dom has hounded the former chancellor through the Tory party leadership contest.
“As the cost of living crisis intensifies and the city forges its post-Brexit future, there has rarely been a more important time to investigate the relationship between business and politics and hold companies to account. We are excited to have Anna on board.”
Anna Isaac said:
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Guardian as its city editor. The UK is a financial and professional services superpower, and this is a critical time to document how financial levers dictate events, from Westminster politics to international sanctions. The Guardian’s unique ownership structure and gifted colleagues will offer a chance to follow the money without fear or favour.”
Anna has also worked at Politico, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph.
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