Brian Cronk, an assistant managing editor at Dow Jones Newswires and former ME for TheStreet.com, has been named managing editor of wealth management, according to an internal announcement from managing editor Neal Lipschutz.
Lipschutz writes, “Effective Aug. 18, Brian will take on the important new position of managing editor, wealth management. This builds on his current position at Dow Jones Newswires, where he oversees the personal finance and practice management reporting team. Brian will continue to lead his team of reporters to produce targeted news and commentary.Â Â
“His expanded duties will include helping launch this project, which will combine our wealth manager-targeted news and commentary withÂ some new content offerings, allÂ to be integrated with specific tools for wealth managers.Â Brian will report to me, but also willÂ continue to be guided in his efforts by Dow Jones News Service Managing Editor Linda Fung.Â
“The new project is one of several initiatives we are set to launch in coming months, based on expanded investment following the acquisition of Dow Jones by News Corp.
“Brian, a Dow Jones veteran, was most recently an assistant managing editor at Newswires. He spent 12 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was editor for sections including Personal Journal, The Wall Street Journal Sunday, The WSJ Reports, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Asia. Â Brian also had a brief stint as managing editor of TheStreet.com, where he led a team of staff reporters, editors and freelance writers on a broad range of content, with a focus on personal finance coverage.”