WSJ financial editor Berman is leaving the paper
Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
I’m sorry to announce that Dennis Berman has decided to leave the Journal to pursue opportunities outside Dow Jones. Dennis has been an ornament of financial journalism for almost two decades, a model exponent of the highest caliber of Wall Street Journal reporting, thorough and enterprising as a reporter, rigorous and creative as an editor, and a fine colleague and mentor to many staff.
As financial editor for the last two and a half years Dennis has led our core coverage of Wall Street, financial markets and the unfolding trends in global finance. In this role, and, before that as Business Editor he has led the way in elevating the Journal’s coverage of the big news, from market-moving scoops to deeply reported stories and features. He has also been an insightful commentator, authoring his column, The Game, for several years. He’s played a leading role in the Journal’s live events, deploying his acute intellect to cross-examine business leaders and others and of course he has become something of a TV star too.
Dennis helped oversee the Journal’s coverage during the 2008-2009 financial crisis as deputy bureau chief for Money & Investing, and he served as the Journal’s mergers and acquisitions reporter for four years. In 2007, he launched Deal Journal on wsj.com. He joined the Journal in 2001 as a telecoms reporter and technology columnist after beginning his career at Business Week Online. Dennis shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism and also won 2009 and 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards for excellence in business journalism.
Please join me in thanking Dennis for his contributions to the Journal’s success over a distinguished career here and in wishing him the very best in his next endeavors.