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WSJ names editors for real-time news desk

August 23, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Wall Street Journal real-time news editor Steve Wisnefski sent out the following staff appointments:

We are pleased to announce the appointment of editors leading coverage of world, finance, and business news on the Real-Time News Desk. These New York-based editors will help drive breaking news coverage in close coordination with news desks and bureau chiefs around the globe, and lead teams of journalists on the real-time desk, with an emphasis on digital output. The appointments to these newly created positions reflect our commitment to providing the fastest, smartest coverage of breaking news and to serving WSJ.com, DJX and mobile platforms with exclusive, innovative content.

Margaret de Streel will lead world news coverage on the real-time desk. Margaret has a wealth of international experience and comes to the real-time desk from the World News Desk. Margaret began her career at The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels, where she worked on the monitor desk, as corporate-news editor, and helped launch a magazine focusing on Central Europe. She returned to New York eight years ago as a news editor for the Real Estate and Media & Marketing pages before moving to the International desk.

Geoffrey Rogow will manage the finance team on the real-time desk, looking after coverage of financial services companies and markets.

Geoff, who joined Dow Jones Newswires in 2004 on the spot news desk, has ample experience covering financial markets in real time. Most recently, he served as an editor for DJ FX Trader. Among his previous roles, Geoff was an economics and markets reporter in Sydney, and he was a stock market reporter in New York during the crash of 2008.

Geoff is also a regular WSJ Live host.

George Stahl will guide the desk’s coverage of business news, including corporate disclosure and important industry developments.

George started as a copyreader on the Dow Jones Newswires Spot News desk in 1996 and eventually became a manager there. He later led the Newswires Hot Stocks desk; edited and contributed to Market Talk; and supervised the Rewrite Desk. Most recently, George was deputy managing editor for Newswires, responsible for tech, health and media coverage, among other duties.

Please join us in wishing Margaret, Geoff and George much success in their new roles.

We expect to name a U.S. news editor for the real-time desk soon. You will also hear more in coming weeks about the development of the real-time desk and changes in the newsroom that we hope will significantly enhance our real-time and digital news.

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