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Chrystia Freeland


An esteemed journalist and author, Chrystia Freeland was born in Alberta, Canada, and studied at Harvard University where she received a B.A. in History and Literature. Freeland continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, where she completed her Master’s degree.

After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist, Freeland went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times in London, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of

Freeland then served two years as deputy editor of Canada’s The Globe and Mail between 1999 and 2001, before becoming the U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. During her tenure, the American edition became the Financial Times’ largest. In 2010, Freeland joined Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large.

Currently editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, Freeland has editorial control over, Thomson Reuter’s global suite of websites, as well as its mobile news application, NewsPro.

Freeland writes a regular column on, and is the author of Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000). Her latest, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, was published in October 2012.

Freeland currently lives in New York City with her husband and three children.