Martin Baker has lured a dozen senior journalists to join him in
building the team for the UK version of TheStreet.co.uk, including
former colleague Nils Pratley, City editor at Sunday Business.
Pratley will join editor-in-chief Baker on the fledgling financial news
web site as City editor. Ian Griffiths, currently news editor at the
Independent will join as news editor, and Hilary Clarke, former City
editor at the Independent on Sunday comes in as European editor.
Baker has also poached Guy Dresser from his role as City editor of the
Birmingham Post to take on the deputy city editor job.
Hugh Fraser, a senior producer for the BBC, where he oversees the radio
programme Global Business on the World Service, has been named as
Kambiz Foroohar, a former writer for Forbes magazine, and Suzanne Kapner
join from the US operation as business editor and deputy business editor
Lorna Bourke, the personal finance columnist, who has worked at the
Times, the Independent and currently for the Sunday Telegraph, will act
as personal finance editorial consultant. Other hirings include
Annemarie Quill, from International Financial Review, as business
correspondent, Jeremy Edwards as special reports editor, and Liz
Vaughan-Adams and Adam Catherow, both from AFX, as industry
correspondent and copy editor.
’Getting a first rate team of journalists together is as easy as herding
cats,’ said Baker, adding: ’It’s been a huge amount of fun.’
Baker says the editorial team will be keen to hear from the PR
’Unlike the situation in the US, there is a more flexible Chinese wall
between journalism and PR and we are keen to develop that relationship,’
Most of the journalists will take up their posts by mid-December, and
are aiming for launch early next year.