Katharine Viner named the new Guardian editor

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Katharine Viner has been named as the new editor of the Guardian newspaper, replacing Alan Rusbridger.

She will be the first woman to lead the newspaper in its near-200 year history, it said.

Ms Viner takes over from Mr Rusbridger as 12th editor of the title in the summer after his 20-year tenure.

She has been deputy editor of the newspaper since 2008. Last summer, she moved to New York to be editor in chief of the Guardian US.

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