OLD Media Moves

MarketWatch names consumer editor, Hong Kong bureau chief

January 30, 2006

MarketWatch.com, which was purchased last year by Dow Jones, announced today that it has hired a new consumer editor and a new Hong Kong bureau chief.

Angela Moore comes to MarketWatch from Reuters in New York, where she held several positions during the past seven years, most recently as deputy editor for breaking news on the news services’ headline desk. Moore joins as head of MarketWatch’s consumer reporting team, directing coverage of the media, pharmaceuticals, biotech, retail and gaming industries. Her team has reporters in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Chris Oliver joins MarketWatch from the South China Morning Post, where he was the money editor of its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post. Based in Hong Kong, Oliver will be responsible for MarketWatch’s Asian coverage, including daily market reports, breaking news, and features about markets and investing opportunities in Japan, China, and elsewhere in Asia. He will be charged with growing MarketWatch’s presence in the region, either through new hires or freelance correspondents.

In addition, MarketWatch made two additional hires recently.

Ruth Mantell joins MarketWatch on its headline desk in San Francisco. She comes from Barron’s Online, where she wrote a popular column on SEC filings and insider trades. Mantell’s appointment marked the first intercompany transfer from another Dow Jones property to MarketWatch, which Dow Jones acquired in January 2005.

Simon Kennedy joins MarketWatch in its London bureau as a reporter, covering breaking news and stories about the European financial-services industry. Kennedy comes to MarketWatch from the Compliance Reporter, one of the Institutional Investors’ stable of newsletters, where he covered compliance issues for the large British and European banks and investment banks.

Read the release here.

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