Andrew Dowell, editor of Asia Pacific for The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Sunday evening:
I’m pleased to announce that David Crawshaw is our new world editor for Asia. He will be responsible for political, economic and general news from the region, working with our bureau chiefs to set priorities and shape stories. He will start immediately.
David has been a real world traveler since starting at the Journal in 2009, working in New York, London and Hong Kong (twice). His roles have included WSJ.com news editor, homepage editor, real-time news chief, world news editor, markets news editor and deputy Asia business editor. The experience has given him a well-rounded understanding of our main areas of interest and valuable skills for managing world coverage in a digital age.
A native of Brisbane, David worked as an editor on national newspapers in London and spent four years as a political reporter for Australian Associated Press before joining the Journal. He also worked as a reporter at local Australian newspapers covering typical Australian controversies — for instance a stink over a piggery in Wagga Wagga, which David swears is a real place.
David graduated with a bachelor of journalism from the University of Queensland in 2001 and has a strong interest in history and politics and how they shape the world. He’s also a fan of hiking, traveling and explaining cricket to Americans, all of which are possible, even necessary, in Hong Kong.
Please join me in welcoming David to his new role.