Francesco Guerrera, the money & investing editor at The Wall Street Journal, made the following staff announcement on Friday:
We are delighted to announce that Paul Vigna will join our MarketBeat blog from next week. Working with Steven Russolillo, who has done an amazing job as the sole blogger for several months, and under the expert guidance of Stephen Grocer, our Blogs Editor, Paul will add depth and breadth to our coverage, bolstering what is already one of the most popular blogs in the Wall Street Journal’s universe, read by traders, Wall Streeters and individual investors alike.
Paul has been a writer and editor for Market Talk on Dow Jones Newswires since 2005, and was instrumental in developing its tone and voice. Prior to that, he was an assistant news editor on the enterprise desk, and before that was a copy editor on the spot news desk. He started at Dow Jones in 1997.
He is, of course, also a video star on WSJ.com, hosting his morning show and appearing on several others. In his new role, Paul will continue to host the show and will work with Steve, Stephen and the production teams to better integrate its content with MarketBeat.
Paul got his start in journalism career as a reporter, editor and photographer at the Verona-Cedar Grove Times, from 1991 to 1997. He graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut with a BA in English in 1990. He received the New Jersey Press Association awards in 1997 for feature writing and photography.
Please join us in welcoming Paul to our team.