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New money & investing editor named at WSJ

July 4, 2008

Ken Brown has been named the new money & investing editor at The Wall Street Journal, replacing Nik Deogun, who has become the international editor.

Wall Street JournalIn an e-mail to the staff, managing editor Robert Thomson wrote, “I am very pleased to announce that Ken Brown will be the new Editor of Money & Investing, having performed excellently as the team’s deputy since April 2007. Ken, who will report to Nikhil Deogun, will be responsible for driving our financial coverage and for developing the section, which is at the very heart of The Wall Street Journal.”

Brown has been deputy for the group since April 2007. Previously, Ken worked at Pzena Investment Management, where he was a principal and did client services, research and communications for their global and international strategies.

Prior to Pzena, Brown was the bureau chief for the real estate section of The Journal. He first joined Dow Jones in March 1997 as a senior editor at SmartMoney Magazine, and moved to the Journal in January 2000 as reporter covering mutual funds. From 2001 to the end of 2003, he wrote the Journal’s “Heard on the Street� column. In 2004, he served as the deputy technology editor for the Journal.

Brown  began his journalism career in 1986 as a reporter for the Delaware State News in Dover.  In March 1987 he was a reporter and editor for United Press International an worked in Hartford, Conn., New York and Washington over the next few years.  In June 1990, he joined the Washington Post as an editor and worked there for a year before joining the New York Times as a staff editor.

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