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Morrow returning to WSJ’s world desk

October 24, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Wall Street Journal world editor Adam Horvath sent out the following announcement on Thursday:

I’m seriously pleased to announce that starting this Sunday, Allison Morrow returns to the World Desk in New York, in a move even more prodigious than prodigal, to specialize in Asia news that she has been steeped in for the past three years as a news and multimedia editor in Hong Kong.

Allison began her career at the Journal in 2007 as a copy editor before becoming a founding member of the World Desk, where as the night editor she handled all manner of late news, emergencies and near-emergencies with calm aplomb. She moved in 2010 to the Hong Kong desk, where she worked with bureaus across Asia to shape daily coverage for the website and social media, eventually helping direct corporate coverage across the region and taking charge of the Boss Talk Asia column. Her reporting exploits in Asia include covering the “milkshake murder” retrial of Nancy Kissel and an a-hed she co-wrote about the city’s fierce fight over judicial wigs.

She has traveled widely over the past three years for marathons and triathlons in Myanmar, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Cambodia and Inner Mongolia, has also learned to sail, and can speak five whole phrases of Cantonese. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she studied journalism and English.

In New York she’ll work closely with Sofia McFarland, our lead Asia editor on the World desk for the past three years, as well as with her colleagues in Hong Kong and elsewhere to help unite our global editing operation for all platforms. I know you’ll join me in welcoming Allison home! And: You can follow her on Twitter @alliwsj or on Instagram @amorrow.

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