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Langley, WSJ reporter who covered Trump, leaves paper for Salesforce

January 12, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Monica Langley
Monica Langley

Monica Langley, a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal who covered the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, sent out the following announcement on Thursday to her colleagues:

To my WSJ friends and colleagues:

Bittersweet news: Today is my last day at The Wall Street Journal, as I’m leaving journalism for a new challenge.

As a cub reporter in the 1980s, I covered the historic break-up of AT&T, then the world’s largest company. More recently as a senior writer, I reported on another historic break-up: American politics, as we know it, with the recent presidential election.

In a rewarding career that took me from “Ma Bell” to “The Donald,” I’ve been happy and privileged to have worked at the world’s greatest newspaper for nearly three decades.

But now is the time to start a new chapter of my professional life. I’m excited to begin soon at Salesforce Inc. as Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Affairs. This opportunity arose unexpectedly and quickly, and immediately captured my imagination. I’ll be based in New York and San Francisco.

I’ll always be grateful to The Wall Street Journal for the many extraordinary opportunities I’ve enjoyed, as well as for my colleagues who are unquestionably the best in the business.

Thank you for your support and guidance, and for all I’ve learned from you over the years.

It’s been an honor — and a lot of fun. I will cheer as you all take WSJ to even greater heights.

Very best, Monica

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