Editor-in-chief, The Guardian
Katharine Viner is editor-in-chief of The Guardian, a position she has held since June 2015. She was deputy editor 2008-2015, launched the award-winning Guardian Australia in 2013, and was also editor of Guardian US, based in New York. Since becoming editor, she has put the Guardian’s purpose at the heart of its journalism, led the development of the Guardian’s successful reader contribution strategy and brought the organization back to a profitable position.
Katharine gave the 2013 AN Smith lecture in journalism at the University of Melbourne, The Rise of the Reader, discussing journalism in the age of the open web, and a speech on Truth and Reality in a Hyper-Connected World as part of the Oxford University Women of Achievement Lecture Series in May 2016. She is the winner of the Diario Madrid prize for journalism for her 2016 long read, How Technology Disrupted the Truth. She is based in London.