WSJ hires Politico’s Stephenson
Emily Stephenson, a news editor at Politico, has been hired by The Wall Street Journal.
Stephenson will be an editor on its politics team, focusing on the 2020 campaign. She starts Aug. 19.
She has been at Politico for the past two years. Stephenson started her career at Reuters as a summer intern in 2010 in Chicago before moving to the Washington bureau, where she covered financial regulation and was a team leader on the Speed Team.
She then moved to the campaign team in the fall of 2015 and made her mark with a number of deeply reported stories, including a piece during the campaign delving into Ted Cruz’s most famous Supreme Court case, a scoop on the details of Trump’s tax plan and a Special Report in 2012 that used data to dive into the impact of U.S. Postal Service closings.
She is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate.