Veteran Globe reporter leaving to edit international news site
Charles M. Sennott, a special-projects reporter at the Globe, will become the executive editor of Global News Enterprises LLC, the first US website devoted exclusively to international news, which is set to launch early next year.
Sennott, 45, who is also cofounder of Global News, will be responsible for building a team of 70 foreign correspondents across the world and overseeing a series of in-depth, multimedia reports to be featured on the site.
Sennott has worked at the Globe since 1993, serving as the Globe's Middle East bureau chief in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and as the European bureau chief in London from 2001 to 2005. More recently, he has worked for the Globe's special-projects team, completing a year-long multimedia project on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sennott will begin his new job on April 7. Global News will be based in Boston with about 10 to 15 full-time employees, many of whom will be editing.
New England Cable News founder Philip S. Balboni is launching the site with Sennott, having raised more than $7 million from a group of local investors led by billionaire Amos B. Hostetter Jr., who is chairman of Pilot House Associates and a cofounder of Continental Cablevision, one of the nation's first cable companies. Benjamin Taylor, former publisher of The Boston Globe, and Paul Sagan, president of Akamai Technologies, are also among the investors. (By Jenn Abelson, Globe staff)