Staff changes at Barron’s occurring under its new editor
The arrival of new editor Katherine Bell at Barron’s has resulted in some changes in the staffing at the weekly Dow Jones publication.
Among those who have recently departed or are about to depart are:
- Greg Bartalos, who was editor in chief of Barrons.com;
- Richard Morais, who was the the editor of Barron’s Penta, a quarterly magazine and website offering insights and advice to wealthy families;
- Sonia Talati, a reporter at Barron’s Penta;
- Gene Epstein, a longtime economics columnist who penned a farewell column in the most-recent issue; and
- Amey Stone, who wrote about fixed income investments and has a job now at Morgan Stanley.
Some of these people left before Bell arrived. These recent moves followed departures among the staff at Barron’s Asia. In addition, other staffers at Barron’s are considering a buyout offer — made to targeted employees — and departing the publication.
The changes are seen within the publication as an effort by Bell, who started Aug. 28 and came from Harvard Business Review, and her boss, Almar Latour, publisher and executive vice president of the Dow Jones Media Group, to remake the publication.
We’re told that Barron’s is interviewing to fill positions. The publication recently announced it hired Jeffrey Cane as its news and features editor.