April Fong, former senior digital producer at BNN Bloomberg, will become the first-ever deputy managing editor at The Logic. Read more in this note to staff from managing editor Jordan Timm.
I’m delighted to announce that April Fong is joining The Logic as deputy managing editor.
April is currently BNN Bloomberg’s senior digital producer, overseeing the editorial content of its digital platforms—including its RTDNA Award-nominated news app—and helping assign and edit daily stories and long-form features. She helped lead the relaunch of BNN.ca in 2016, as well as the editorial rebranding of BNNBloomberg.ca when Business News Network partnered with Bloomberg News in 2018.
I had the privilege of working with her all too briefly when I was at National Post and she was at Financial Post, where among other things she helped turn FP Tech Desk into one of the Post’s most popular verticals. We were teammates on the Post’s coverage of the 2016 federal budget, which gave me first-hand experience of her keen news judgement, editing acumen, knack for strategic thinking and coolness under pressure.
Prior to FP, April spent four years in Shanghai as an editor for China Economic Review and Talk Magazines. She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and holds a Master of Arts in Chinese Politics and Diplomacy from Fudan University in Shanghai as well as a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. She has also completed the Canadian Securities Course.
At The Logic, April will help shape the growth of our newsroom and our coverage of Canada’s innovation economy. She’ll work closely with me in assigning and editing, along with identifying opportunities for new kinds of storytelling. April will also play an instrumental role recruiting and hiring as we expand and she’ll oversee our award-winning Daily Briefing newsletter. Her first day will be February 1.