WSJ business columnist Stoll departs
John D. Stoll, The Wall Street Journal’s business columnist, has left the newspaper after 13 years.
His column ran on Saturday in the paper’s Exchange section. His On Business column explores the biggest issues facing corporations and the people who run them, regulate them, supply them, buy from them or work for them.
Previously he was bureau chief in Detroit with responsibility for editing global automotive coverage. Prior to that, he was based in Stockholm, with responsibility for Nordic and Baltic coverage. He joined the paper in 2005, covering General Motors and the American automobile industry, including breaking major stories on the bankruptcies that reshaped Detroit’s Big 3 and the auto-parts supply chain.
A graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, John started his journalism career at Crain Communications, working for Automotive News and AutoWeek. In addition, he worked for Wards Automotive, Reuters and Ford Motor Co.
He joined the Detroit bureau staff in 2007, narrowing his focus to General Motors as the No.1 American auto maker headed toward bankruptcy court. In 2010, he left the WSJ and joined Ford Motor Co. in financial communications. He returned to journalism in 2011 to work for Reuters in Detroit, and in 2012 finally relented and came back to the Journal as bureau chief in Stockholm.