Anders named WSJ’s business editor
Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement:
I’m delighted to announce that Jason Anders is appointed Business Editor, succeeding Dennis Berman in this critical leadership role in our newsroom.
Jason is a 17-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal. Most recently he has been Deputy Page One Editor, where he has driven our daily news coverage and helped shepherd some of the Journal’s most ambitious enterprise projects, including last year’s Pulitzer-winning Medicare Unmasked series.
The move to the corporate desk is a return of sorts for Jason. He was instrumental in building the desk when the print and online newsrooms merged in 2008 and worked to hone our real-time approach. His digital experience with the Journal dates back almost to the dawn of the digital age. He joined us from the Chicago Tribune in 1998 as an editor at what was then known as The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition. He became one of our first online reporters, covering the early days of online investing, before writing more broadly on technology and politics from New York and Washington, and eventually serving as Technology Editor.
Jason holds a degree in English from DePauw University and lives in Brooklyn with a willful Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
Please join me in congratulating him on his new role.
UPDATE: The dog, Zoey, is 13 later this year and can be seen here.