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WSJ/Dow Jones names new Zurich bureau chief

October 10, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Wall Street Journal international editor Matt Murray sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:

We are excited to announce that Andrew Morse will be the new chief of our WSJ/Newswires bureau in Zurich, the latest addition to our dynamic and ever-evolving Europe team.

Andrew is heading to the bureau at a fascinating time for Switzerland. It remains firmly outside the euro zone, and has previously enjoyed buoyant economic growth while the rest of the continent floundered. All good economic things come to an end, however, and the Swiss economy developed holes in the last quarter. It is also wrestling with how to preserve its status as an offshore banking capital while other countries demand details of bank accounts, while its banks are struggling to adapt to tough too-big-to-fail regulation.

Andrew is currently deputy chief of our joint bureau in Los Angeles, where he helps oversee coverage of general and economic news for the West Coast. Before that he was Newswires bureau chief in San Francisco. Fluent in Japanese, he previously was  the WSJ’s financial services correspondent in Tokyo and was part of the team that covered the Japanese earthquake and radiation disaster in 2011. Before joining the WSJ in 2004, he worked for, among others, Reuters, Bloomberg and TheStreet.com. A native of Worcester, Mass., he has an undergraduate degree in communications from Boston University and a master’s in international affairs from the University of California, San Diego.

Our current chief, Anita Greil, is leaving Dow Jones after 17 superb years as reporter, bureau chief and then managing editor to join a financial services company in Zurich. She will be sorely missed and goes with our best wishes. We’ll soon provide an update on her  other Newswires responsibilities in Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia.


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