Rebecca Blumenstein, the current China bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, will become the paper’s international news editor in New York later this year, according to an internal memo from managing editor Robert Thomson.
Thomson wrote, “I am delighted to announce that Rebecca Blumenstein, currently China bureau chief, is to be promoted to International News Editor,Â overseeing our global network of bureaus and correspondents and reporting to Nikhil Deogun. Rebecca’s promotion, which takes effect at the end of the year, is a recognition of her extraordinary work in Beijing, where she has led an extremely capable team of journalists, whose coverage of economic, social and political events in China has been outstanding in its breadth and quality.Â Until Rebecca returns to New York, Mike Allen will be very ably assisting Nik.”
Prior toÂ going to China in the summer of 2005, Blumenstein served as chief of the Journalâ€™s New York technology group, which has covered the historic mergers and changes in technology that have recast the U.S. telecommunications industry. Before that, she was the groupâ€™s deputy chief and a reporter covering AT&T Corp. and WorldCom Inc.
She is a graduateÂ of the University of Michigan.Â