Dow Jones chief executive officer and Wall Street Journal publisher Almar Latour sent out the following on Monday:
I am pleased to announce that Emma Tucker has been named the next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, succeeding Matt Murray, who will take on new projects in a senior role at News Corp, reporting to Chief Executive Robert Thomson.
Emma will be relocating from London and will officially join The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 1, 2023. Matt will remain until March 1, 2023, to assist with the transition.
Since Matt became editor in chief in 2018, the Journal newsroom has published groundbreaking journalism including the hugely popular Facebook Files series and consequential reporting on GameStop, TikTok, PG&E and the financial conflicts of interest of federal judges. Under his leadership, the Journal won the Pulitzer in National Reporting in 2019 and was a finalist for numerous other Pulitzer Prizes. It also won George Polk, Gerald Loeb and other journalism awards. During Matt’s tenure, WSJ subscriptions have more than doubled to reach nearly 3.8 million.
Emma and the newsroom will now build on that strong foundation in high-quality business journalism as we enter our next phase of growth. She will take over at a time of unprecedented volatility in the world on virtually every front—a time for the Journal to continue to double down on our core and on our unique role in society: delivering in-depth, insightful coverage of the business world and beyond.
Emma is currently the editor of The Sunday Times. She led The Sunday Times newsroom through the Covid-19 pandemic, winning awards for its coverage scrutinizing the U.K. government’s actions during the pandemic. In 2021, The Sunday Times was awarded Sunday Newspaper of the Year at the U.K. Press Awards. The publication also won scoop of the year at the 2022 London Press Club awards for its “cash-for-honours” coverage. The paper forced the British Army to reinvestigate the 2012 murder of a Kenyan mother after it revealed the prime suspect was a British soldier. The Sunday Times Business section led investigations into David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of Australian financier Lex Greensill, broke a series of big M&A deals including Unilever’s bid for Glaxo’s consumer arm, and uncovered and chronicled the collapse of energy company Bulb.
Before her role at The Sunday Times, Emma was deputy editor of the Times of London, where she joined as associate editor in 2007. Prior to The Times, Emma was with the Financial Times, where she ultimately became editor of the Weekend FT. During her time with the FT, she spent four years as the U.K. economics reporter and was based as a correspondent in both the Brussels and Berlin bureaus. She was also the FT’s property editor in London.
An energetic and experienced leader with an international perspective, Emma led The Sunday Times to substantial growth in subscriptions, with digital readership more than doubling.
Please join me in thanking Matt for his innumerable contributions to the Journal and Dow Jones Newswires through his nearly 30 years here, and in welcoming Emma to Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal.