Adel al-Toraifi named Al Arabiya’s deputy general manager
Toraifi is a Saudi journalist and political commentator who appears regularly on regional and international news channels
Al Arabiya News Channel announced on Tuesday Adel al-Toraifi, the current editor-in-chief of the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, as its deputy general manager.
The announcement was made by Al Arabiya’s General Manager Abdulrahman al-Rashed during a general editorial meeting at the channel’s headquarters in Dubai.
Al-Toraifi is a Saudi journalist and political commentator who appears regularly on regional and international news channels.
He is a regular columnist on Asharq al-Awsat and previously on the Saudi-based newspapers al-Watan and al-Riyadh.
He took charge of Asharq al-Awsat in early 2013 following his tenure as editor of sister publication Al-Majalla.
Commenting on his appointment in Al Arabiya, al-Toraifi said: “Al Arabiya is a journalism school with the best journalists and competences in the region.”
Meanwhile, Salman Al-Dossary has been appointed editor in chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, Arab News reported on Wednesday.
Al-Dossary became assistant editor in chief of Asharq Al-Awsat in 2009. In October 2011, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Al-Eqtisadiah business daily.