WSJ names deputy bureau chief for corporate coverage
Wall Street Journal corporate bureau chief Andrew Dowell sent out the following staff promotion on Tuesday afternoon:
I’m pleased to announce that Kate Linebaugh is taking over as deputy chief of the Corporate Bureau. Kate will help shepherd stories and lead reporters across all our beats – consumer products, retail, telecom, industrials and corporate governance – and starts her new job immediately.
Kate is a history major from the University of Michigan and a true citizen of the world. She joined Dow Jones Newswires in 1997 and spent the next three years reporting on the fall of Suharto, the collapse of Indonesia’s economy and the independence of East Timor, followed by stints with Bloomberg in Hong Kong and Afghanistan.
She joined The Journal in Hong Kong in 2004 as the regional investment banking and deals reporter and moved to the Detroit bureau in 2008 after completing the Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship. Since then she has written expertly about GE and uncovered a number of strange behaviors involving companies and their overseas cash.
Please join us in welcoming Kate to her new post.