Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following staff promotion on Monday afternoon:
The rapidly accelerating pace of technological change and the ever-growing strength of Dow Jones journalism present us with a rich confluence of opportunities to bring our content to a wider audience.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of video where, over the last few years, our outstanding team of journalists has built from scratch an operation that produces some of our most memorable and impactful journalism on multiple digital platforms.
It’s time now to elevate our sights and further our ambitions in video.
To that end I am delighted to announce that Chris Cramer will be joining us to head our video operations team.
Chris is one of the most accomplished figures in the history of television news. He worked for the BBC for more than 25 years, rising through the organization to become head of newsgathering for the combined TV and radio newsroom. He then moved to the US to lead CNN International, where he expanded the reach of the news network to new parts of the globe. He has spent most of the last five years at Thomson Reuters in a variety of roles, including head of multi-media.
Over a remarkably distinguished career, Chris has directed coverage of almost every major news event of the last quarter century, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the 1991 Gulf War, the death of the Princess of Wales, the Asian tsunami and the Arab Spring.
He will bring his unrivaled experience to our newsroom to oversee our video team, to identify new opportunities, and to guide our various video operations into a new phase of growth. He will work closely with Andy Regal and the rest of our talented group to create unique and distinctive Dow Jones video content across all our brands.
Chris will start his duties next month and will report directly to me.