Wall Street Journal editor Jim Oberman sent out the following announcement on Friday:
After a bit over 4 years, today is my last day at The Wall Street Journal. I have tremendously enjoyed working with such a great group of reporters and editors. This is not an easy place for me to leave.
When the next big breaking news story happens I’m sure I will have withdrawal symptoms; no more adrenal rush of getting to the key players before any other news organization!
On Monday I start a new job in research at a new hedge fund – Aravt Global LLC.
I hope to stay in touch and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
The search is on to find my replacement here. A new researcher should be starting in the next several weeks. In the meantime freelance researchers – Patricia Neering and Charlie Lampach will be handling your research needs (coverage starting this Sunday). When you have a request continue to send your query to my WSJ email address and you should receive an email back informing you whether Patricia or Charlie are on duty and how to reach them. Please let Jenn Forsyth know if this system isn’t working.
I’ll be here the rest of the day so if you have any last requests (within reason) I’m happy to assist.