Col Allan, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Post, is heading to Australia to help lead News Corp.’s papers there.
Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo reports that Allan will provide “extra editorial leadership”:
The Australian detail will last for two to three months, starting next Monday, and longtime News Corp. lieutenant Jesse Angelo will oversee the Post during that time.
All of this is sure to fuel speculation about Allan and Angelo’s futures at the Post. Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship.
In other leadership news, Time Warner Cable announced that CEO Glenn Britt is retiring. Britt, who has led the company since 2001, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Robert D. Marcus.
The New York Times’ Brian Stelter talked with Marcus, who said his priorities would be the corporate culture, residential subscriptions and customer service, which entails developing an “emotional connection” with customers.
Time Warner Cable had 11.4 million broadband subscribers at the end of last year, up sharply from 1.4 million at the beginning of Mr. Britt’s tenure. But growth there slowed in the first quarter, and it will be watched closely when the company reports second-quarter earnings Aug. 1.
“We can do better,” Mr. Marcus said.
Marcus will take over on Jan. 1.