CNN Interactive has appointed David Brewer, former managing editor
of BBC News On-line, to act as its managing editor for Europe, the
Middle East and Africa.
Brewer will spearhead a major expansion of CNN Interactive’s activities
in the EMEA region. He will have full editorial control over CNN’s ten
EMEA web sites, as well as developing more for markets such as Germany
and France. He will also develop content for CNN’s telephony and
consumer electronics operations. ’When I started BBC On-line, CNN was
the yardstick by which we measured success. The fact that CNN is focused
on content rather than technology is key,’ said Brewer.
He has 12 years’ experience at the BBC, starting as a reporter before
becoming a political reporter and political news editor. He launched BBC
Online in 1997.
CNN Interactive operates four of its 12 web sites in Europe: in Norway,
Denmark, Sweden and Italy.