Marcelis becomes WSJ deputy chief of media and marketing
David Marcelis will be the new deputy chief of the Media & Marketing bureau at the Wall Street Journal.
Marcelis has distinguished himself as the senior business editor on the Journal’s publishing desk, demonstrating sound judgment on sensitive stories and great skill on tight deadlines. He has also become familiar with the media and marketing group’s terrain, handling many of its stories during the past few years, from mergers to #MeToo scandals.
He joined the Journal in 2006 in Brussels, his hometown, then worked in London for nearly four years. In 2012, he moved to New York to join the corporate news desk.
Earlier, Marcelis worked at the United Nations in New York and as a foreign correspondent covering U.S. politics for several French-language publications.
Primarily an editor at the Journal, Marcelis has also dabbled in reporting in an effort to answer fundamental questions such as: Why do the French want their baguettes underbaked? Where exactly did Napoleon meet his Waterloo? Why do your co-workers think everything is “awesome”?
He once played a game of H-O-R-S-E with NBA star Carmelo Anthony. (He lost.)
Marcelis is an alumnus of the University of Brussels and Northwestern University.