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Brewster named DME at WSJ

June 9, 2009

Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson sent out the following announcement to the paper’s staff on Tuesday:

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Brewster as Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal. Deborah will combine many of the functions performed so admirably by Cathy Panagoulias and Reg Chua, driving our training and hiring programs, and overseeing the graphics department. She played a key role in the rapid expansion of the US Edition of the Financial Times, where she was instrumental in developing FT.com, created the successful Global Investing section, and largely responsible for ensuring that the FT had a talented and diverse staff.

“Deborah was born in Indonesia, and raised in India and the Philippines. She has had a 20-year career in business journalism, having been the Communications Correspondent at The Australian in Sydney and Business Editor of The Age in Melbourne, where she also oversaw weekly sections on property, personal finance and IT. She joined the Financial Times in 1999 and was extremely influential during a period in which the US circulation of that paper trebled within a few years.  Deborah will assume her new responsibilities in early July.”

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