Karen Miller Pensiero, the editor for standards at the Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement Friday morning:
We are pleased to announce that Neal Templin is named Deputy Editor, Newsroom Standards, joining our team dedicated to helping uphold high journalistic standards at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. Neal will engage in a wide range of duties, including final reading of articles, video and multimedia projects and will help in many ways to ensure accuracy and fairness in all our content and on all our platforms.
A Los Angeles native, Neal started his career at the Imperial Valley Press, where he covered agriculture, and then the El Paso Times, where he was business editor. Neal joined the Journal in 1989 as an automotive reporter in the Detroit bureau. He later moved to Dallas in 1995 where he covered technology, then commercial real estate. During the past 13 years, he has held a variety of editing jobs, including editor of the Texas Journal, Dallas bureau chief and two stints as the paper’s personal finance editor. Neal also wrote the Journal’s Cheapskate column. He was most recently a senior editor on page one.
Neal joins the team of Karen Pensiero, editor, newsroom standards, and Neal Lipschutz, editor, ethics. He will report to Neal Lipschutz. We’ll work on the two-Neals issue.
Please join us in wishing Neal good luck with his important new assignment.