NPR journalist headed to WSJ

Apr 10, 2014

The Wall Street Journal has just snared Matt Stiles from NPR. Currently the data editor for NPR's news apps team, soon Stiles will be the Journal's economics reporter.

"Friends: I'm leaving @NPR for the @WSJ. I'll miss co-workers here, but I'm excited to be a reporter again. Wish me luck!" Stiles tweeted, before adding, "Just FYI, @jeremybowers. I'll be reporting on economics, not the Teen Wolf beat. At least for now..."

"I WILL MISS YOU WORK WIFE. PLEASE MAKE MORE CHARTS," implored NPR data journalist Jeremy Bowers.

"Sorry, @jeremybowers. @stiles is trading you in for a new work wife," responded Stiles' real-life wife Elise Hu, who also happens to be with NPR.

Relatedly, on her tumblr Hu described a touching goodbye gesture the NPR team orchestrated for her husband. In honor of Stiles' love of chips, his colleagues arranged for friends to drop off bags of them on the News Apps table all morning: “It’ll be like that scene at the end of A Beautiful Mind when all the professors give Russell Crowe their pens. Except better because instead of pens … it’s chips.” A perfect send-off!

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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