Jamie Heller, the business editor of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement:
I’m thrilled to announce that Lynn Cook is taking over as Management Bureau Chief. Lynn joined the Journal in 2013 as deputy energy editor in Houston after reporting and editing stints at the Houston Chronicle, Forbes and Argus, the energy publication. In addition to her expertise in energy, she has covered health care, real estate and technology.
Her greatest hits at the Journal, often in collaboration with colleagues, include work exposing the dangers of oil trains, on oil company shipments to foreign buyers despite a then-ban on U.S. oil exports, and on the struggles of shale producers. She also was a leader on our Houston flood coverage, even as her family was dealing with it personally.
Lynn’s wide experience across subjects and companies as both an editor and reporter make her the ideal candidate for this crucial bureau that is now at the center of rapid trends from automation to upheaval in workplace culture.
A native Houstonian, Lynn studied journalism at Texas A&M University and was a Knight Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. She has a passion for Hawaii, spinning and fajitas, not necessarily in that order. Please join me in congratulating her on this important, new role.