David Reilly and Liam Denning, co-deputy editors of The Wall Street Journal “Heard on the Street” feature, sent out the following staff promotion on Wednesday:
We are happy to announce that Alex Frangos becomes Heard on the Street’s new Asia editor, based in Hong Kong. In his new role, Alex will direct the development of the Heard in the region while supervising the Heard’s team of Asia-based reporters. He will also write for the column.
For the past four years, Alex has been a reporter in Hong Kong covering Asian economics and markets, giving him a wide-ranging view of the region. He was an important contributor to this year’s China’s Rising Risks series on dangers lurking in the financial system of the world’s second-largest economy and was among the first to identify the shifting tides for investors in emerging markets. His reporting on the return of high debt levels in Asia has taken readers from towering Malaysian skyscrapers to Korean fried chicken shacks.
A long-time Journal reporter, Alex joined the paper in New York in 2000. Before his move to Asia, he had covered real estate, digging into the finances of the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and Donald Trump’s property flops. He also covered the 2008 U.S. presidential primaries. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
Please join us in congratulating Alex on his new role.