The Wall Street Journal named Jesse Lewis as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, effective June 1, 2006.
Lewis, 51, who has been deputy managing editor of the Journal Europe since August 2003, will have day-to-day responsibility for overseeing European and Middle East coverage and publishing the European edition of the Journal. He will manage the Journal Europeâ€™s news desk and graphics editors in Brussels and help run the Journal staffâ€™s close partnership with The Wall Street Journal Online and Dow Jones Newswires, the real-time financial and business news provider.
Working closely with Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Marcus Brauchli, Lewis will oversee the European editionâ€™s relationship with the U.S. and Asian editions of the Journal and co-operate with the paperâ€™s global editing and production operations based in New York and South Brunswick. Lewis will continue to be based in Brussels and will report to Michael Williams, the editor of the Journal Europe.
Lewis joined The Wall Street Journalâ€™s copy desk in 1987. Before his move to Brussels, he held a variety of roles in the U.S, including global copy chief; Page One senior special writer; and news editor on the news desk.
Prior to joining the Journal, Lewis worked on various U.S. papers, including the Louisville Courier Journal (Kentucky); the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale (Florida); and the Ocala Star Banner (Florida). He was an assistant press secretary to Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh from 1979 to 1983.
Lewis gained a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1984, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and French from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1976.