John Simons has been named deputy health and science editor for The Wall Street Journal.
He previously was energy editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London. He has also been transportation editor and deputy bureau chief of the management group.
Simons had been enterprise editor and business editor of the International Business Times. He previously was technology and media editor at The Associated Press in New York, where he oversaw coverage of technology companies, trends, product reviews, and consumer issues.
Simons has also been an editorial director at Black Enterprise, a staff writer at Fortune magazine where he wrote on science and technology, including biotech and pharmaceuticals, an economic policy reporter at the Journal from 1997 to 2000, and a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report.