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The Independent expands US operation

The Independent announced in August the appointment of Philip Thomas as its US west coast editor.

The Independent expands US operation
Left: Philip Thomas; Right: Jenna Amatulli.

The US West Coast editor role is a new one, and Philip’s appointment to it, having previously been a senior editor in New York demonstrates the Independent’s commitment to the US and to the West Coast, says the company.

Philip will oversee a team of reporters on news, tech, entertainment and lifestyle operating across the West Coast, but anchored from the LA office.

Jenna Amatulli, who joins from Jezebel, will take up Philip’s previous role as assistant editor in New York.

Katie Davies, Independent US editor said: “I’m pleased to be able to demonstrate our commitment to the West Coast by appointing Phil to this new role. He’ll be heading up our team from LA, working across a range of stories as we build our US coverage and continue the phenomenal success we’ve had since the launch of Independent US. I’m also delighted to be able to appoint Jenna to the executive editor role in New York, building our exclusive reporting across news, tech, lifestyle, and culture.”

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