Katie Roof of TechCrunch has been hired by The Wall Street Journal to work on its WSJ Pro Venture Capital publication covering startups and venture capital.
She started on Monday. The team is now led by Alec Davis, formerly the news editor for the team.
Roof was a senior writer and video host at TechCrunch. She also co-hosted TechCrunch’s “Equity” podcast about tech finance.
Previously, Roof was a tech reporter for FoxBusiness.com and has been a contributor at Reuters, TheStreet and Forbes. She has held television production roles at CNN and Bloomberg Television.
Roof has a Master’s in Business Journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego.