Marcelo Prince, corporate bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement:
Folks,I’m happy to announce that Andrew LaVallee, deputy bureau chief at GNY, will be joining our ever expanding buro. I’ve known Andrew since he started at the Journal back in 2006 as a tech reporter and look forward to working with him in this new role. He has a great attitude, good eye for stories and is a sharp editor.Andrew will join us starting Dec. 12 so he can soak up as much of Kate’s goodness as possible before she officially starts her new assignment on Jan. 1. (For those keeping score, Kate will be off the week of Dec. 19 and I will be off the week of Dec. 26.)To welcome Andrew, toast Kate and celebrate your great work this year, I would like to invite everyone to holiday cocktails after work on Tuesday, Dec 13, at the Pig ‘n Whistle at 144 W 46th St. I’ve reserved the 2nd floor terrace starting at 6:30pm.Here’s Andrew’s made-for-Wikipedia bio:Andrew has been with the Journal since 2006, most recently as a deputy bureau chief for Greater New York, where he helped drive coverage of political corruption, collapsing buildings, schools, restaurants, disasters both natural and manmade, and the pope’s visit. He previously served as GNY’s senior editor for arts and culture after returning from a three-year stint in Hong Kong, where he led digital initiatives and cultural coverage for Asia. He started at the Journal as a New York-based technology reporter and began his journalism career at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass.
Before journalism, Andrew worked as a producer and project manager at DoubleClick and Razorfish, and as an artist’s assistant to Yoko Ono Lennon. Born in Portland, Maine, and raised in Mobile, Ala., he studied English and clarinet performance at Oberlin College and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He was featured in the book “In Other News: Reporters on Reporting,” published earlier this year.