Delaney Promoted To WSJ ‘Digital Czar’ (aka Managing Editor, WSJ Online)

Kevin Delaney

More change in the Wall Street Journal edit ranks, this time spurred by the defection of Nik Deogun to CNBC. Rebecca Blumenstein, who had been managing editor for online, was promoted to International Editor/DME, taking Deogun’s spot in the WSJ edit “troika” made of the three deputy managing editors heading the core news teams. That left a gap in online, which Editor in Chief Robert Thomson announced this afternoon will be filled by Kevin Delaney, the veteran tech reporter who has been deputy managing editor of since 2008. He’ll report to Executive Editor Alan Murray. The heading on the staff memo? “Digital czar.”

At CNBC, Deogun is succeeding Tyler Mathisen as managing editor; Mathisen has been promoted to VP-strategic editorial initiatives with a permanent anchor slot on Power Lunch.


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