Dow Jones Newswires has new Hub editor
Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson sent out the following announcement Thursday afternoon:
I’m pleased to announce that Mike “Boo-yah” Boone is joining Newswires as its chief Hub editor in New York. Effective January 3, Mike will become Editor, Global News, working with colleagues across Newswires, The Wall Street Journal franchise and MarketWatch to ensure cutting edge coverage of the day’s biggest events by our 2,100 journalists around the world. He will report to Newswires Managing Editor Neal Lipschutz.
Mike brings to his new role a deep knowledge of the Journal’s operations (and machinations), having worked since March as Weekend News Editor for the Journal franchise. Before that, he spent two years as the paper’s Night Editor, having joined the Journal in 1999 as a copy editor. He was promoted to assistant news editor in 2001 and, after a stint as deputy copy chief, ascended to copy chief in 2007.
Before joining the Journal, Mike held a variety of editing and reporting assignments at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, and the Battle Creek Enquirer and Lansing State Journal, both in Michigan. Mike is a graduate of Michigan State University, and holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Central Florida.
Please join me in wishing Mike great success in this important new assignment.