Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson sent out the following announcement to the staff on Tuesday:
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of the excellent Emily Nelson as Editor of Personal Journal, effective immediately. In her 15 years at The Wall Street Journal, Emily has been one of the paper’s finest editors and writers. She has covered micro-marketing and macro-economics, and Big Retail and Little Englanders.
“A New York native and Yale graduate, Emily joined The Wall Street Journal in 1995 as a summer intern at Southeast Journal in Atlanta. She worked as a reporter in the Pittsburgh bureau from 1995 until August 1997, then moved to Dallas, where she covered Wal-Mart, retail and hotels. In January 2000, she joined the media and marketing group in New York, first covering consumer products and Procter & Gamble and then the television industry. She was deputy London bureau chief in 2004 and became bureau chief in 2007, before returning to NewYork and the Weekend Journal.
“In recent months, Emily has done splendidly overseeing PJ, working assiduously to create a memorable experience for readers each day in both word and image. The audition is over and a great journalistic journey begins today for Emily and for her team. There is no doubt that the evolution of PJ has strengthened the character of the paper, broadened our audience and increased reader loyalty. We wish Emily and her extremely capable PJ team all the very best.”