I am senior vice president and managing editor of Dow Jones Newswires, a unit of Dow Jones & Company, publishers of The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. I manage the global news staffs of Dow Jones Newswires: more than 800 reporters, editors and translators.
Prior to becoming managing editor, I served as senior editor, Americas, for Dow Jones Newswires, the real-time publisher of business and financial news, from 1999 to 2005. In this position, I was responsible for Newswires’ editorial operations throughout the Americas.
I write “Point of View” columns on a regular basis for Newswires. I also regularly appear on Fox Business Network to comment on financial and business events. I also served as managing editor of the Dow Jones News Service, the newswire covering the U.S. equities markets, public companies and the events that affect them, from 1997 to 1999.
I wasn’t always the boss. In 1982, I joined Dow Jones as a copyreader for the Capital Markets Report. I was later promoted to copy editor, and in 1988, became a news editor. I moved to the Dow Jones News Service as assistant managing editor in February 1989 and was named deputy managing editor in March 1990.
My work was included in group entries from Dow Jones Newswires that three times received awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. My articles, essays and reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun and many other publications.
I began my journalism career in 1978 at the Paper Trade Journal in New York, where I was an associate editor. In 1980, I became a reporter for Commodity News Services in New York City and, later, in Washington, D.C.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University.