Tunku Varadarajan will serve as Newsweek‘s editor of international editions, Tina Brown told News Beast staffers today. Varadarajan has been promoted from The Daily Beast side of the family, where he was a national affairs correspondent. Like Brown, he is an Oxford alum and began his career in Great Britain. The position sounds similar to editor of Newsweek International, which Fareed Zakaria departed shortly after Newsweek‘s sale.
From: Brown, Tina
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 4:21 PM
Subject: from: Tina Brown
To: All Employees
I am delighted to inform you that Tunku Varadarajan, current national affairs correspondent and writer-at-large for The Daily Beast will be editor of Newsweek’s international edition.
Tunku is a well respected alumni of Forbes where he was executive editor for opinion, the Wall Street Journal where he held the position of assistant managing editor and the Times of London where he served as both New York and Madrid bureau chief. He has been a clinical professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University, an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a lecturer in law at Trinity College, Oxford, from which he graduated with a law degree in 1984. He is also the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. A British citizen, he and his wife live in Brooklyn and have three children.
Please join me in congratulating Tunku on his new appointment.