Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson has finally found his right-hand man. Gerard Baker, the U.S. editor of sister publication the Times of London, is moving over to become deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. Thomson was the editor of the Times before moving over to the Journal last December.
In his most recent role at the Times, Baker was a right-leaning, sometimes outspoken commentator and reporter, which generated a fair amount of discussion about media bias after his appointment was announced. Thomson says Baker "will bring considerable energy and wit to the Journal, and assist me in overseeing the transition of the paper, the Web site and Newswires."
Baker had been at London newspaper for four years, where he also oversaw the development of the paper's U.S. edition and the American site.