May 29, 2013 10:09 am

Richard Blackden, US Team Leader - fastFT

Richard Blackden

Richard Blackden is the US Team Leader of fastFT, a new service from the Financial Times that provides market-moving news and views, 24-hours a day. He is based in New York.

Tailored for the active news consumer, fastFT delivers up-to-the minute reporting and comment in short, sharp and informed dispatches – giving FT readers the edge they expect and the agenda-setting analysis they rely on. It expands and deepens the FT’s existing content by offering a live and dynamic layer of news and commentary.

Blackden joins the Financial Times from The Daily Telegraph, where he had been US business editor in New York since September 2010. Prior to that, he was online business editor at the Telegraph for three years.

Blackden began his career in London at Bloomberg, where he was a reporter for six years.

He graduated with a history degree from Oxford University.

Follow Blackden on Twitter: @RichardBlackden

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