London and Singapore, 17 September 2013 – CNBC International has appointed Phillip Tutt as the Deputy Managing Editor, Digital.
Tutt will be responsible for managing the day-to-day editorial content on CNBC.com for all regions outside of the United States. He will manage a team of reporters and producers in London and Singapore who produce international content for CNBC.com as well as the network's digital products and services, the suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone& iPad apps and CNBCPRO, the premium desktop/mobile service.
In this newly created role, Tutt will manage the editorial agenda across International for CNBC.com, working closely with the network's television producers to deliver CNBC's high-quality breaking news, video and web content.
Based at CNBC's regional head quarters in London, Tutt will report to Deepanshu Bagchee, Managing Digital Editor and Head of Digital for CNBC International.
Tutt joins CNBC.com as the site posted its second-best month ever in terms of unique visitors in August. The site was visited by 9.3 million unique users in August, up 34 percent compared to the same time period last year. CNBC.com's year-over-year growth was more than double compared to any other site in the Business/Finance – News/Research category top 10 sites (source: comScore US Media Metrix).
Tutt joins from The Associated Press,where he was Europe business editor, leading the wire's coverage of financial,economic and business news. He previously spent 12 years at the Financial Times in a variety of editorial roles, including as companies news editor at FT.com.
Deepanshu Bagchee, Managing Digital Editor, CNBC International commented, "Phillip has a strong track record of identifying the business and economic news stories that count. That combined with his experience in managing busy digital newsrooms for large media organisations, make him well suited to join CNBC. His skills in picking the news stories that go beyond the headlines will be essential in continuing to build CNBC's leadership position as being 'First in Business Worldwide'."
Tutt added, "CNBC and its digital products have been an essential part of my working day since I started editing business and financial news. I look forward to building on their great reputation and creating content that will make more and more people around the world interested the stories affecting the markets."
In Europe and Asia Pacific, CNBC.com also has one of the most engaged user bases in its category with users spending more than 10 minutes on average each time they visit the site (comScore July 2013).
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 395 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.