Tunku Varadarajan is Newsweek international editor

Indian-origin journalist Tunku Varadarajan, who is currently national affairs correspondent and writer at large for `The Daily Beast`, has been appointed as international editor of the Newsweek.

Updated: Dec 08, 2010, 22:31 PM IST

Washington: Indian-origin journalist Tunku
Varadarajan, who is currently national affairs correspondent
and writer at large for `The Daily Beast`, has been appointed
as international editor of the Newsweek.
"My news: Looks like I`ll be editing Newsweek
International," Vardarajan twitted on his micro-blogging site.

The news was first reported by The Wall Street
Journal.

"Tuesday, Brown named Tunku Varadarajan, a
writer-at-large for the Daily Beast and a veteran of Forbes,
the Wall Street Journal and the Times of London, to be editor
of its international editions," the daily said.

Tina Brown is editor of the popular weekly magazine.

She became editor when Newsweek merged with the `Daily
Beast` website which Brown co-founded last month.
Varadrajan, 48, joined the `Daily Beast` from Forbes
where he was executive editor of opinion. He also has worked
as assistant managing editor at the Wall Street Journal and
bureau chief in New York and Madrid for the Times of London,
the daily said.

PTI