MONTREAL, March 4, 2010 – Kitco Metals has named Ole Miss journalism alum Terry Wooten as editor-in- chief of Kitco News, a new service that will provide global news content to the company’s Website and to other media customers.
Wooten has an extensive background in both financial and general news. Until recently, he was managing editor/Americas, for the commodities service at Dow Jones Newswires. Earlier, he was editor-in-chief and vice president for OsterDowJones Commodities Service, a joint venture between Dow Jones and Oster Communications of Chicago. Wooten also acted as an editorial manager and executive for Futures World News.
John Dourekas, Director of Kitco Media says, “We are excited and honored to have such a seasoned editor leading our news team.”
Kitco News is the latest wing of Kitco Metals Inc. “We are poised to create a world class news organization” said Mr. Dourekas. He added, “Terry will play a pivotal role in crafting and executing the editorial department’s strategy, identifying the best platforms for our content and helping us find new ways to make our journalism thrive in the digital realm.”
Wooten has worked in London, Chicago and New York in financial journalism. During seven years in London, Wooten reported and directed coverage of the European monetary crisis in the early 1990s, two British parliamentary elections, the Group of Seven economic summits, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.