WSJ names Izzo its mobile news editor
Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
I’m delighted to announce that Phil Izzo is the new mobile news editor for The Wall Street Journal.
Phil’s job will be among the most important in the organization as we accelerate our newsroom reorganization in 2017. His mandate is to rethink all our mobile products, especially the core WSJ app and mobile web site, as well as running–and expanding–the team that will manage the news published on them. Working with the coverage chiefs, Digital Editor Erin White and News Editor Alex Martin, as well as the WSJ 2020 project team, he also will play a leadership role in rethinking our content as we become a more mobile-centric organization.
Phil already has become a central pillar of our daily news flow, and won universal respect as our Digital News Deputy, helping run the digital desk and manage the day. In appointing him to that role, Erin properly cited his “pragmatic, collaborative, problem-solving approach.” Among many achievements, he was absolutely essential in helping ensure we had the best mobile presentation ever on Election Night. Before joining the digital desk, Phil ran the What’s News app, helping build and run an innovative, fast-paced, mobile-first product. His experience there, of course, will be immediately applicable to his new job.
Phil, who first joined the Journal in 1999, also launched Real-Time Economics, and as its first editor set the template for the influential and widely-read blog it remains today.
Phil lives in Bay Ridge with his wife and daughter.
Please join me in congratulating him on his new role.