Alan Murray, the former deputy managing editor and online executive editor of The Wall Street Journal, has been named editor of Fortune. Murray joins the TIME Inc. publication following a short stint as president of the Pew Research Center.
Murray was CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief from 2002 to 2005, where he co-hosted “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger.” Borger is now with CNN.
Murray, who will be just the 17th editor of 84-year-old brand, succeeds Andy Serwer, who is leaving the company. Murray’s first day will be August 25.
In a 2010 interview with MediabistroTV, Murray talked about the future of business news on TV and online. “When I think about news journalism. I think about reporters who are paid to go out and find the truth. They’re human beings, so they have their own biases. But they are trained to try and get over those biases and find the truth. That kind of reporting I find less and less on television.”