Michael Friedenberg - Reuters News Agency

Michael Friedenberg

President, Reuters

Michael joined Thomson Reuters as president of Reuters News in December 2018. In this role, he leads all aspects of the company’s media business and operations. Michael has led the digital transformation and modernization of Reuters, including the acquisition of FCBI and launch of Reuters Events in 2019, the launch of Reuters Professional and the new Reuters.com, and the expansion of Reuters Connect, the digital marketplace powering the news ecosystem. He also recently appointed a new editor-in-chief of Reuters, Alessandra Galloni, the first woman to lead the news organization in its 170-year history. During his tenure, Reuters has received nearly 400 journalism award recognitions, including four Pulitzer Prizes.

Michael possesses deep background in advancing digital transformations and driving both business-to-business and business-to-consumer growth in the media industry. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, he served as global CEO of technology, media, and advertising firm International Data Group (IDG) Communications, leading the company across 147 countries. Other positions he held there included CEO of IDG Communications U.S. and CEO and President of IDG Enterprise.

Michael holds a BA in business finance from the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics.

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