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WSJ names two new international bureau chiefs

September 18, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:




I am delighted to announce the appointment of two new WSJ bureau chiefs in vital roles in Asia – one on the Subcontinent and the other Down Under.

Gordon Fairclough has moved to New Delhi to become the new South Asia bureau chief.

Gordon will be responsible for our coverage of: India through our New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore bureaux; Bangladesh, where he has spent considerable time reporting in the past few months; and Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. He will also work closely with Yaroslav Trofimov, Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau chief, on coverage of that most volatile and important corner of the world.

Gordon is a 19-year veteran of Dow Jones. Most recently, he was Central and Eastern Europe bureau chief based in Prague, where he moved in 2011. He is a very experienced Asia reporter: From 2006 through May 2010, he was based in Shanghai and covered China, where he was part of the team that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He spent much of 2011 reporting from Japan on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Gordon started in Bangkok as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, and has also been a staff reporter in New York and spent three years in Seoul. Before coming to Dow Jones, Gordon worked for the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant and the Associated Press.

David Winning has been promoted to bureau chief of our Australia/New Zealand bureau, based in Sydney.

In his new role, David will be responsible for our Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington bureaux. He has already had a significant impact on coverage in his role as deputy and acting chief in the past few months, expanding the range of stories that we cover, helping deliver notable scoops for Dominant and shepherding some delightful a-heds.

David joined Dow Jones as China Energy Correspondent in May 2006, and was promoted to News Editor, Energy, Asia-Pacific in November, 2007. He moved to Sydney in April, 2009 and was promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief two years later. David came to us from the U.K.’s domestic newswire, The Press Association, where he was Deputy City Editor. Before that, he worked for two years as an English-language editor with the China Daily newspaper in Beijing, and for three years for a provincial British newspaper group.

Gordon and David will report to Paul Beckett, Asia editor.

Please join me in congratulating them the best of luck in their new assignments.

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