Global economics editor King among those leaving WSJ
Neil King, The Wall Street Journal’s global economics editor, is among those leaving the newspaper this week via a buyout offer.
On Facebook, King wrote, “The Journal was and still is (though maybe slightly less than it was) a thing of beauty. And helping add a drop or two to that beauty was a joy. As I’ve said to a few folks lately, I’m sad to be leaving but glad to be going.”
King has worked for 15 years in the Journal’s Washington bureau, where he has covered beats ranging from terrorism and foreign policy to trade and the international oil industry. He served as national political reporter from 2010 until early 2014, when he took over as editor of the Journal’s economics coverage.
King first joined Dow Jones in January 1995 as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal Europe, based in Prague. In November of that year, he moved to Brussels as chief correspondent of the European Journal’s Central European Economic Review. In 1996, he became the European Journal’s chief diplomatic and security correspondent.
Prior to joining Dow Jones, King was a staff reporter for the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune in 1990 and moved to Prague in 1992 as a freelance correspondent. He did freelance reporting for the European Journal from Prague from 1993 to 1994.
Born in Colorado, King earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Columbia University in New York and a master’s degree from the Medill Graduate School of Journalism at Northwestern University.