News startup The Messenger has hired Tom Lowry to be a senior editor in business.
Lowry had been editor in chief of Skift, a website focused on the business of travel, as well as its managing editor.
“This will be my third news startup, and nothing comes close to the energy and collective sense of mission with everything to prove — I can’t wait to do my part to make The Messenger a success, starting May 8,” wrote Lowry on LinkedIn.
Lowry was former senior editor of CNBC.com before leaving in 2017. He joined CNBC in April 2013 to build an enterprise news desk.
He previously was business editor of The Daily, senior editor at Variety and media editor at BusinessWeek. He also worked at USA Today and the New York Daily News.