Olshan named WSJ personal finance bureau chief
Nikki Waller, coverage chief for life and work at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following on Tuesday:
We are delighted to share the news that Jeremy Olshan is joining the Journal as bureau chief running our personal finance coverage.
This is a big, exciting hire for Life & Work and the Journal. Jeremy has led MarketWatch as editor in chief since 2014, more than tripling its audience and collecting awards along the way. He was previously MarketWatch’s personal finance editor, writing stories ranging from the financial wisdom of 19th century novels to the relative hedonic value of buying Hamilton tickets vs. a Vitamix. Before joining Dow Jones in 2011, he was a reporter at the New York Post covering politics, transportation, crime and entertainment. He coined the term “Octomom” and got then-Mayor Bloomberg to admit he’s a cheapskate.
Jeremy is the creative news leader behind MarketWatch’s Best New Ideas in Money franchise and podcast. In Life & Work, he’ll build on Bourree’s stellar work leading the team, and will expand our coverage and staffing as we make the Journal the world’s best and smartest source for personal finance.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia J-School, Jeremy is a native New Yorker who enjoys hiking and playing piano, and culls personal finance insight from sources as various as Gertrude Stein, Socrates and TikTok. He currently lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, 14-year-old twin boys and two dogs. He’ll continue to be based in the New York office and starts later this month.
Please give Jeremy a warm welcome to The Journal!