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WSJ names new features editor for editorial page

February 28, 2007

Robert Pollock has been appointed features editor for The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, according to a release.

Robert PollockIn this new role, Pollock will oversee publication of the signed opinion pieces on the Journal’s editorial and op-ed pages. Pollock replaces Tunku Varadarajan, who was recently named assistant managing editor for the Journal. (See item below.)

“Rob has made an outstanding contribution to the Journal editorial page on issues ranging from Iraq and the Middle East to cancer drug research and health care,” said Paul A. Gigot, editorial page editor of the Journal. “He has both the experience and skills to maintain the Journal’s op-ed columns as one of the world’s most important locations for political and economic debate.”

Pollock joined The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels in 1995 as an editorial page writer. In 2000, he moved to the U.S. Journal as an assistant editorial features editor, and was also the editor of the weekly ‘Manager’s Journal’ column. Mr. Pollock became an editorial page writer in 2002 and was named to the Journal’s editorial board in 2005.

Mr. Pollock is the winner of the 2006 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary.

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