LA Times names new EIC; updates at The Wall Street Journal

Oct 16, 2017

Lewis DVorkin is the new editor-in-chief of The Los Angeles Times. Most recently the chief product officer at Forbes, he has also held positions at The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and The New York Times.

At The Wall Street Journal, Nikki Waller has been named Editor, Live Journalism and Special Content. Before she joined the paper in 2008, Waller covered criminal courts at the Miami Herald and launched Miami.comStephen Wisnefski, a 20-year veteran of The Journal, is its new Editor, Professional News. He’s held a variety of roles during his tenure, including serving as the first head of the paper’s Real-Time Desk, overseeing its launch in 2014. 

Meanwhile, Michael R. Gordon has left his post as national security correspondent for The New York Times to join The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau, where he will have his own column on homeland security and cover the Pentagon and the State Department. He’s the author of three critically acclaimed books, including “The Endgame.” Julie Bykowicz has also joined the paper’s Washington bureau, where she’s covering money and politics. She most recently covered campaign finance for The Associated Press. Prior to that, she worked for Bloomberg News and the Baltimore Sun.

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