WSJ taps Jones as deputy U.S. news coverage chief
Emily Nelson, U.S. coverage chief at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Friday:
I am thrilled to announce that Ashby Jones is named deputy U.S. news coverage chief. Ashby’s ability to drive big news stories is well established and will help accelerate our already ambitious coverage. He is a much admired editor who asks the smart questions and uncovers a path forward on a story. Among other accomplishments, Ashby helped lead the Journal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage this past year of President Trump’s hush-money payments.
Ashby has led the law bureau since April 2016, and before that worked for several years as a reporter and editor in the law group. He has been at the Journal since 2005.
He holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Mandy, and their daughter, Evelyn.
We will now look for an editor to succeed Ashby running the law bureau.
Please join me in congratulating Ashby on his new role.