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WSJ reporter Browning retires after 38 years at paper

February 17, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

WSJ front pageE.S. “Jim” Browning, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following to his colleagues on Friday:


After 44 years in journalism, nearly 38 at the Journal, I am retiring. My career took me to France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and New York, and I could hardly have asked for more.

I will miss the exciting, important work and fine people. I applaud your efforts to maintain the Journal’s high standards, which always have been the best in the business. It has been an honor to work with you and I wish you well.

Thanks to all and best regards,

Jim Browning

Browning joined The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong in 1979. He was named Tokyo bureau chief for The Journal in December 1983 and moved to Paris in 1986 as bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal Europe. He began writing for Money & Investing in February 1995 and has led its stock-market coverage.

He won an Overseas Press Club award for articles about U.S.-Japan trade tensions. He was one of a group of Journal reporters who were finalists for a 2009 Pulitzer Prize and who won the Institute for Political Journalism’s 2009 Excellence in Economics Reporting Award, for articles on the financial crisis. He has twice been a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award.

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