Phillip Tutt, a veteran financial journalist who has spent the last 12 years at the Financial Times in a variety of editing roles, has been named Europe business editor for The Associated Press.
The appointment was announced Wednesday by AP Business Editor Hal Ritter.
"Phill Tutt is a terrifically talented editor and manager who is ideally suited to drive the AP's coverage of the unfolding story of economic and financial distress across Europe," Ritter said.
As Europe business editor, Tutt will be based in London and will oversee AP business reporters from Paris to Moscow.
"Phill has the ability to see beyond the details and help us understand why they matter," said Europe Editor Niko Price.
For the past two and a half years, Tutt, 44, has been companies news editor of FT.com. Before that, as chief production journalist, he helped lead a team of 14 editors that produced the FT's section front pages and the Companies & Markets section of the newspaper.
Before joining the FT in 1999, Tutt was production editor at Travel Trade Gazette. He has also worked as an editor for The Times Saturday Magazine and The Guardian.
Tutt earned a bachelor's degree in management and administrative studies at Aston University in Birmingham, England.