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Longtime biz journalist Tejada has died

December 21, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Carlos Tejada

Carlos Tejada, a business journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, died this past weekend of a heart attack. He was 49.

He most recently was deputy Asia editor for The Times, but had been its Asia business editor.

Tejada spent two decades at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and an editor. He was The Journal’s China news editor in Beijing from 2011 to 2016, and was previously based in Hong Kong as deputy bureau chief and Asia news editor. He started at The Journal as a reporter in Dallas covering spot news, oil and leveraged buyouts, before moving to New York as an editor.

Since joining The Times in 2016, he has been a force behind some ambitious business stories in Asia, helping guide coverage on the trade war, techno-authoritarianism, the slowing Chinese economy and the saga of Carlos Ghosn.

He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

A fundraiser for his wife and children can be found here.

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