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WSJ names Cummins its business editor for Europe

September 3, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Thorold Barker, the editor of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:

We are delighted to announced that Chip Cummins is appointed Business Editor, Europe.

Based in London with a local team of writers and editors, Chip will oversee corporate coverage across the continent both in real-time and print. The role is vital as we complete the integration of wsj and newswires – positioning the staff to take on more high impact analytical pieces and break more news in European hours.

Chip will report to Bruce Orwall in London with a dotted line to Dennis Berman in New York.

Chip’s career at Dow Jones spans 17 years and three continents, establishing him as one of our newsroom’s premier editors and reporters. He joined Dow Jones in 1996 as an overnight copy editor for The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. He was a staff reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in London, then moved to Dallas as a staff reporter for the Journal. He then returned to London, where he reported on energy for the Journal and helped cover the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Next, he served as the Journal’s bureau chief for the Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai. Most recently, he was based in Toronto as Canada bureau chief for the Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

Born and raised in Louisville, Ky., he graduated from Harvard College, after which he served four years in the U.S. Navy.

Please join us in wishing Chip the very best for his new role.

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