Frangos named Europe finance editor at WSJ
Wall Street Journal financial editor Charles Forelle sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
I am thrilled to announce that Alex Frangos is named Europe Finance Editor, running our fabulous team of finance journalists in London.
Alex is an 18-year veteran of the Journal with deep financial experience on three continents and thoroughgoing expertise in markets and the economy. As Heard on the Street editor for Europe, Alex has elevated this great franchise, helped guide innovative new work and written perceptively on the global airline industry.
We’ll call on his leadership and editing talents in London to drive the group’s enterprise stories and its smart, fast analytical work.
In Serena Ng, our Hong Kong-based Asia Finance Editor, and Alex we have a superb team of experienced leaders in the global financial capitals. They’re charged with running financial coverage in their regions and making sure our audience all around the world has the best financial reporting 24 hours a day.
Alex joined the Journal in 2000 in New York as a reporting assistant. He was a reporter in the property group from 2003 to 2009–primetime for real estate’s boom and bust–where he crossed paths a few times with a future president.In 2009 he went to Hong Kong to cover Asian economics and markets. His omnivorous appetite for stories led him to “chicken-fueled credit” and beyond.
Alex became the Heard’s editor in Asia in 2013, and then moved to London in 2017. Alex is a native of Albany, N.Y., and has a degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in south London with his wife and two children.
Please join me in congratulating him.