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Sunday Times editor Emma Tucker named new Wall Street Journal editor

The UK publisher Sunday timeEmma Tucker, has been announced as the new editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal.

News Corp, owned by Murdoch, which runs the two newspapers, announced on Monday that Ms Tucker, 56, will succeed Matt Murray on February 1.

The newspaper says Mr Murray will work alongside Ms Tucker during a transition period until March 1. Mr Murray will then move on to another position at News Corp.

“As a long-time admirer and reader of the brilliant journalism of The Wall Street JournalI have the honor of editing this great journal,” Ms Tucker said in a statement released by The newspaper. “I look forward to working with the entire team at the newspaper and my new colleagues at Dow Jones, who have done so much in recent years to publish journalism that matters and set new records along the way.

Ms. Tucker became the editor of the Sunday time in January 2020. She began her career at FinancialTimescovering politics and economics in London, before going on assignment to Brussels and Berlin before becoming editor of FT weekend.

She was also deputy editor of London time before becoming the Sunday time editor.

News Corp said Ms Tucker’s appointment was announced after being unanimously approved by all five members of the Dow Jones special committee. The newspaper said the committee was established in 2007 to review the journal’s editorial standards and ethics.

“Emma is a brilliant and inspirational writer with a numerical sense and the highest standards of integrity,” said News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson. “His global vision and experience will be particularly important at a time of immense international opportunities for The Wall Street Journal.”

Mr Thomson added that Mr Murray is “a superb journalist and leader who oversaw an unrivaled editorial team that shaped the success of the Log at a time of extreme vulnerability for media companies and journalism”.

After nearly a decade as two different companies, News Corp and Fox Corp are considering a proposal from Fox Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch, 91, to operate as one company again. Fox Corp operates Fox News among other outlets.

Mr Murray has been hired to stay on as Journal’s editor until June next year, according to the newspaper. He started in the Pittsburgh office of Dow Jones & Co in 1994 and became the editor of The newspaper in June 2018.

“I have long been proud of Journal’s essential and independent journalism, and feel special pride in all that our team has accomplished,” Murray said in a statement, according to the newspaper. “The newspaper and Dow Jones are poised to further expand their impact, reach and influence with Emma at the helm.

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