Emma Tucker has been named editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, the first woman to hold that title, effective Feb. 1.
Tucker succeeds Matt Murray, who will assume a senior role at News Corp. taking on new projects. and reporting to Chief Executive Robert Thomson.
Previously, Tucker was editor of the Sunday Times, like the Journal a News Corp.-owned Murdoch publication. Prior to joining the Times as associate features editor in 2007, Tucker served in a variety of roles at Financial Times, including editor of FT Weekend.
Digital readership of The Sunday Times more than doubled during Tucker’s tenure as editor.
Murray was named editor in chief of the Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in June 2018. Digital-only subscriptions to the Journal grew from 1.6 million in the quarter that ended in June 2018 to nearly 3.2 million for the quarter ending September 2022.
In addition, the Journal won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2019.
“Under Matt’s leadership, the Journal’s newsroom delivered impactful journalism and great investigative reporting, helping fuel a period of tremendous growth in readership at a time of global volatility,” states Almar Latour, chief executive officer of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal
Latour continues, “Emma and the Journal’s team of editors and reporters will now continue to build on that remarkable foundation. Emma is a champion of independent journalism and high journalistic standards.”