Liam Denning, an editor for the “Heard on the Street” column of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following staff announcement Monday:
We are pleased to announce that Dan Gallagher is joining the Heard on the Street column, writing financial commentary on the technology sector.
Dan joins us from MarketWatch, where he has been tech editor since July 2007. As well as overseeing tech coverage there, Dan led the creation of a data news team and has covered everything from Apple to the video-games industry. His years of experience take in the birth of the smartphone industry as well as the decline and fall of those companies that pioneered it.
A native Californian, Dan began his career in San Diego at the Daily Transcript, where he covered tech and biotech. Prior to joining MarketWatch, he wrote for the East Bay Business Times, where he reported on Bay Area tech firms, including Oracle’s colossal battle to buy PeopleSoft. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
Dan will remain based in San Francisco, and will begin writing for the Heard in early November. You can follow him on twitter at @MWDanGallagher
Please join us in welcoming Dan to his new role.