Brian Cronk, the managing editor of TheStreet.com‘s life and money content, is leaving to become an assistant managing editor for Dow Jones Newswires, according to an e-mailÂ memo from Dow Jones managing editor Linda Fung to staff members.
The e-mail stated, “I am pleased to announce that Brian Cronk will be joining Dow Jones Newswires as an Assistant Managing Editor to oversee the personal finance and practice management reporting team. Brian has a lot of business news experience and is a top-notch editor. He starts on June 2 and will report to me.
“Brian is currently Managing Editor at TheStreet.com, where he leads a team of staff reporters, editors and freelance writers on a broad range of content, with a focus on personal finance coverage. Prior to that, he was a News Editor at The Wall Street Journal. In the 12 years he was with the paper, he was editor for sections including Personal Journal, The Wall Street Journal Sunday, The WSJ Journal Reports, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Asia. Â
“His journalism career also included working as the features copy chief at The San Francisco Chronicle; editor for Sunday features at The Sacramento Bee and as managing editor of news weekly The Montclarion in Oakland, Calif. Brian has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
“Please welcome Brian to Newswires and wish him all the best in his new role.”
Cronk had been with TheStreet.com for less than a year.