Aalund named WSJ deputy coverage chief for life and arts
Lisa Bannon, the life and arts coverage chief at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
I am thrilled to announce that Dagmar Aalund will become Deputy Coverage Chief for Life and Arts.
In her two decades at the Journal, Dagmar has crisscrossed continents and subject areas and is one of our most versatile, experienced editors.
A founding editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe’s Weekend section in Brussels, she became the section’s chief editor in 2004, supervising coverage of arts and entertainment, travel, food and fashion.
In 2006, she transferred to New York as an editor for the Marketplace section before helping launch the Journal’s international desk during the 2008 financial crisis. In 2013 she moved to London as Politics and Economy Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
For the past year, she’s been Deputy Page One News Editor in New York, helping to conceptualize and oversee the most important news stories of the day.
Dagmar began her career at the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald. She was a reporter and Germany bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Frankfurt before joining the Journal as a reporter.
A graduate of Rice University, she speaks fluent German and is an alum of the Arthur Burns journalism fellowship.
Dagmar’s eclectic interests will serve her well at Life and Arts where she will work closely with our superstar team. Please join us in congratulating her.