Corrigan named biz editor of WSJ’s DC bureau
Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Paul Beckett sent out the following announcement:
We are pleased to announce that John Corrigan, currently the WSJ’s China business editor, will join the Washington bureau as business editor. He will be transitioning over the rest of the year, but will arrive here in early January.
John joined the Journal’s Beijing bureau in his current role in 2016. He was part of the team that produced last year’s China Surveillance series, which won the Loeb Award in International Reporting, editing the stories on China’s use of facial recognition and on how its tech giants help keep tabs on citizens. He also helped deliver front-page stories on topics including mobile payments, electric vehicles and China’s struggles in the theme park business.
John joined the Journal after a long run at the Los Angeles Times, including stints as business editor and as assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment. He was project editor of “The Wal-Mart Effect,” winner of the 2004 Pulitzer in National Reporting, and he edited a series of stories that probed Toyota’s sudden acceleration problem, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer in 2010 and won a Loeb.
John worked as a reporter and editor at several other Southern California newspapers, including the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He’s served as a board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and for six years was a preliminary judge for the Loebs.
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, John and his wife Alison have three children. They’ve enjoyed hiking the Sierra Nevada range in California and are looking forward to scouting the wilds of D.C.
Please join us in welcoming John to the Washington bureau.