His name is Jonathan Dahl, and he previously had been executive editor of the personal finance magazine, which is a joint venture between Dow Jones & Co. and Hearst.
Dahl also worked at The Wall Street Journal. He succeeds Ed Finn, who becomes editorial director.
Dahl, a Columbia University grad, served as a reporter in the Dallas, Chicago and New York bureaus. Promoted to senior special writer in the late 1980s and was a travel column for three years. He helped create The Journal’s Friday’s weekend section in 1998, and he served as the paper’s associate and deputy editor. In that capacity, he worked with a team of a dozen reporters and editors and has day-to-day responsibility for running the section.
The announcement can be read here.