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WSJ editorial writer named NY Post editorial page editor

December 13, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

William McGurn, an editorial writer and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, has been named the editorial page editor of The New York Post.

Both papers are owned by News Corp.

McGurn is a vice president at News Corp. and writes speeches for CEO Rupert Murdoch. Previously he served as chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

McGurn has served as chief editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in New York. He spent more than a decade overseas — in Brussels for The Wall Street Journal/Europe and in Hong Kong with both the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. And in the mid-1990s, he was Washington bureau chief for National Review.

Bill is author of a book on Hong Kong (“Perfidious Albion”) and a monograph on terrorism (“Terrorist or Freedom Fighter”). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, holds a BA in philosophy from Notre Dame and an MS in Communications from Boston University.

Read Capital New York’s coverage of McGurn’s appointment here.

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