WSJ putting standards editor in Hong Kong
Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following staff announcement on Friday:
I’m delighted to announce that Rob Rossi, currently deputy national news editor, is appointed Deputy Editor, Standards for Asia, based in Hong Kong. Rob becomes the first member of the standards and ethics team to be located outside New York.
Rob brings a wealth of journalism experience to the role, in which he will act as ‘final reader’ for copy during the Asian day (including some early European material) as well as leading standards training in the region and myriad related duties. Rob will report to Neal Lipschutz, the Journal’s ethics editor.
Rob joined the Journal copydesk in 2000 and has held a number of important positions, including editing international news. He spent a year as a deputy editor in the Health & Science bureau before returning in 2008 as Deputy National News Editor.
Prior to joining Dow Jones, Rob worked seven years as a reporter, writer and editor for American Lawyer Media papers in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Born in Waterbury, Conn., (former Brass Capital of the World), Rob graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He moves to Hong Kong from Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife Ellie, two daughters and a rotating cast of pets. He says that living in New York City during three Boston Red Sox championship seasons has accelerated his recovery from also living here during the 1986 World Series in which Boston lost to the Mets. Please join us in congratulating Rob and wishing him well with his important new assignment.