Antunes named executive editor of CNBC Digital

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Xana Antunes

Xana Antunes has been named to the newly-created position of executive editor and vice president for CNBC Digital, it was announced Wednesday by Kevin Krim, senior vice president and general manager, CNBC Digital.

Antunes was editor of Crain’s New York Business until earlier this year.

Starting immediately, Antunes is responsible for setting the editorial direction of and leading the editorial team behind CNBC Digital’s products and services including CNBC.com, the suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone & iPad Apps and CNBC Real-Time Android Apps and CNBC PRO, the premium desktop/mobile service.

“Xana brings a unique mix of business journalism expertise combined with a wealth of multi-platform experience. She is the ideal person to establish the editorial vision and voice for our extensive portfolio of digital products and services,” said Krim in a statement. “Xana will ensure that we continue to be the destination for breaking news and real-time analysis for our audience of business executives and investors and that they have a seamless and high-quality experience across all digital screens.”

“The caliber of the journalists and the organization at CNBC are exceptional and I am tremendously excited to join this team,” said Antunes in a statement. “The opportunity to cover the most urgent global business and financial stories for CNBC’s growing digital audience is a special one, particularly at a moment when virtually every day seems to bring news of enormous consequence.”

Last week, CNBC.com received a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Affiliated Website – Television – Network. In the third quarter, monthly visitors to CNBC.com averaged 7 million, a 5 percent increase compared to the same time last year.