Pew Research Center President and former Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Alan Murray announced in a memo to Pew staff today he’s been named editor of Fortune.
Murray joined Pew as president in November 2012. In addition to WSJ bureau chief, he served as deputy managing editor and executive editor of online for the Journal and CNBC’s Washington bureau chief from 2002 to 2005, during which he co-hosted “Capital Report” with Gloria Borger.
“I came to appreciate Alan’s intellect, and his love of news about business and economics in the years we were both at The Wall Street Journal, and I have followed his career closely as he moved into management while expanding his interests from print to video, digital and events,” said Norman Pearlstine, chief content officer of Time Inc. ”There is no one more wired in the business and media worlds, and I am thrilled to have an editor of his caliber and intellect at the helm.”
Click through for Murray’s note to Pew staff, in which he describes his move to Fortune as “like a calling, and it is one I find impossible to resist.” Read more