Barbara Chai has returned to The Wall Street Journal as a senior editor on the publishing desk.
She most recently has been head of arts and culture coverage at Dow Jones Media Group, which includes Barron’s and MarketWatch.com.
Chai was previously the managing editor of Speakeasy, The Journal’s pop culture news site. She managed a team of reporter-bloggers and editors and collaborated with the print WSJ editors and reporters daily.
Before running Speakeasy, she helped launch the WSJ Pro, CFO Journal and CIO Journal premium verticals, and she spent seven years as a WSJ general news editor in Brussels and Hong Kong.
Chai holds a master’s in creative writing from Hollins, where she taught undergraduate fiction and poetry writing as a teaching fellow. As an undergraduate, she studied politics and journalism at New York University