OLD Media Moves

Marketwatch.com editor Callaway named editor of USA Today

July 10, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

David Callaway, the editor in chief of financial news site Marketwatch.com, has been named editor of USA Today.

Marketwatch.com founder Larry Kramer was named the paper’s publisher earlier this year.

A story on the USA Today site states, “‘Callaway will start the new job later this month.

“”David is a distinguished journalist with a deep understanding of digital news and we are thrilled to have him join the USA TODAY team,’ Kramer said. ‘He has successfully run a newsroom that produced regular television, radio, digital and mobile news products. Here, he will also lead a multi-platform newsroom that will provide our readers with the outstanding content they have come to expect from us.’

“Callaway, 48, has been editor in chief at MarketWatch, and its predecessor CBS MarketWatch since 2003. He was executive editor and managing editor starting in 1999. Callaway managed the day-to-day coverage for a world-wide news gathering operation with 11 bureaus across the globe. Before that, he was a securities industry reporter at Bloomberg where he led a team of financial reporters throughout Europe covering the banking, investment banking and asset management business.

“Earlier, he was a columnist at the Boston Herald, where he co-wrote a daily financial column on comings and goings in the Boston business district.”

Read more here. Talking Biz News interviewed Callaway back in August 2010.

Marketwatch is part of Dow Jones. Dow Jones editor in chief Robert Thomson sent out the following message:

The wonderful David Callaway is leaving our shores to become Editor-in-Chief of USA Today. We all owe much to Dave, who, through MarketWatch, has created a remarkable monument to modern journalism. We will be raising a glass to him next week to celebrate his enduring contribution to Dow Jones and we wish him all the very best in the collective quest for content to be fairly valued. In his absence, Raju will be overseeing MarketWatch and it will be onward, upward and outward.

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