Dow Jones & Co. CEO Almar Latour sent out the following on Tuesday:
We are pleased to share that David Cho will be joining Dow Jones as the Editor in Chief of Barron’s.
As Barron’s approaches its 100th anniversary with a bigger audience than ever before, David will lead the brand to new heights with his deep enthusiasm for investing, his inimitable knowledge of the financial industry and his expertise in technology and international economics. Importantly, David is a longtime Barron’s reader. He understands and embraces the unique investor lens that gives Barron’s its edge.
David joins Barron’s after spending 20 years at The Washington Post, where he most recently served as Business Editor. In this role, his digital-first focus led to aggressive expansion, both journalistic and geographic, as well as substantial audience growth. In recent years, his team broke major stories on the economic rescue packages passed by the Trump and Biden administrations and conducted investigations into the human suffering behind lithium battery production, as well as the child labor involved in cocoa harvests. Under his leadership, the Washington Post’s business desk won a Gerald Loeb award for commentary last year.
David’s work as a reporter and an editor has garnered much recognition over the course of his career. In 2014, he was a member of The Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its reporting on the Snowden documents. In 2010, he was the primary editor of a series on compromised medical research that won a George Polk Award.
Prior to becoming an editor, David broke huge stories during the 2008 financial crisis, disclosing the government’s effort to rescue Lehman Brothers and the payment of executive bonuses at bailed-out AIG. That coverage was honored by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Before joining The Washington Post, David worked at The Star-Ledger and The Philadelphia Inquirer. David holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also a graduate of the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
David currently lives with his family in Washington, D.C. but will be relocating to the New York area.
Readers around the globe continue to navigate challenging and uncertain times. David will lead the Barron’s newsroom in reporting the most essential global financial news of the day, while also providing readers with the actionable information and analysis they need to make the best investment decisions.
David will officially join on May 17. He will report to me and work closely with Mae Cheng, SVP of Barron’s Group, as she oversees the brand’s commercial and strategic direction.
Mae and I want to thank Bob Rose for his interim leadership during a dynamic period for Barron’s. He will continue to share steadfast editorial guidance in his role as Executive Editor.
Please join us in welcoming David to Dow Jones and Barron’s.
Almar and Mae