Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) is thrilled to welcome award-winning journalist and WIRED’s Global Editorial Director Katie Drummond as the newest member of its board of directors.
Before joining WIRED as its top editor, Drummond ran VICE's digital reporting, video, and audience development teams around the world, where she expanded its news operations and investigative reporting efforts across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Her teams at VICE were honored with dozens of major journalism prizes, including several Emmys, Online Journalism Awards, Society Of Publishers in Asia Awards, and a Peabody Award, among other plaudits.
“I’ve led newsrooms that have benefited immeasurably from Freedom of the Press Foundation’s remarkable support — from encryption tools it has developed to facilitate secure correspondence with sources, to digital security training sessions that allow reporters to do their jobs as safely as possible,” Drummond said. “I’m humbled to join the board of an organization I’ve both worked with and admired for many years, and I look forward to collaborating with everyone at Freedom of the Press Foundation to continue supporting and empowering journalists to do their very best work.”
Drummond was previously the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, and served in key leadership roles at Bloomberg and The Verge, among other outlets. She started her career as a reporter, covering national security for WIRED during the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We are thrilled to welcome Katie to Freedom of the Press Foundation’s board,” said FPF’s Executive Director Trevor Timm. “Her incredible experience leading global newsrooms means she has unique insight into so many of the evolving press freedom threats journalists face today. Her adept management skills will also be a huge asset to our organization as we grow in the years to come.”
Drummond will serve a three-year term on FPF’s board of directors. She joins other award-winning journalists, whistleblowers, and free expression advocates, such as Azmat Khan, Wesley Lowery, Laura Poitras, Edward Snowden, John Cusack, and board President Rainey Reitman.