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Reuters names new North America pictures editor

Reuters will soon have a new North America pictures editor - Corinne Perkins (photo), who started as a freelance editorial assistant at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

She returns to Reuters Pictures on 1 September from her current position in Toronto where she is editor of the online visual desk at She will move to New York.

Perkins, from the mining town of Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia, was hired in 2005 as an editor-in-charge on the Singapore global pictures desk, before joining the team in Toronto in 2007. 

In a staff memo, global pictures editor Rickey Rogers wrote: “Corinne has championed Reuters Pictures on all platforms, including building the Instagram account to over 1.2 million followers and creating the Full Focus showcase. She developed our own Photographer’s Blog into a renowned forum to discuss pictures and tell photographers’ stories from around the world. Corinne has strived to present the best of Reuters photography on our digital sites as well as to our clients.” 

Rogers was editor, Americas pictures, until January when he was promoted to the global job. ■