Jaffe departing MarketWatch, but column likely to remain
MarketWatch.com senior columnist Charles Jaffe was among those leaving the website early next year as part of a reorganization, but the Dow Jones & Co. property will likely continue to run his column.
Jaffe’s column — which is self-syndicated — will continue without interruption and is likely to remain at MarketWatch. His radio show/podcast — “MoneyLife with Chuck Jaffe” — is independent of MarketWatch and is unaffected by this decision.
He also will remain a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.
“I’m at a good point in my career and life to be looking at and considering new opportunities, and I have some time over the next few months to do just that,” said Jaffe in an email to Talking Biz News. “I have survived several cuts at MarketWatch in the last few years that could have claimed my job, so it’s safe to say that I have reckoned that this could happen. That said, it’s still disappointing. There are some outstanding journalists at MarketWatch, still, and it has been an honor to work with them.”
Also departing are editors Tom Bemis and Jason Meyer, personal finance writer Dan Goldstein, and real estate writer Amy Hoak.
In staff meetings, MarketWatch editor Jeremy Olshan made it clear that MarketWatch’s resources and staffing are not being cut. The five will be replaced, likely with seven or eight people closer to entry level, presumably covering things not tied at all to personal finance.
The last day for the departing staff is set for early January.