The Wall Street Journal has named Emma Tucker as its next editor-in-chief, with the current editor of The Sunday Times becoming the first woman to head the Rupert Murdoch-owned financial broadsheet.
Tucker, who will assume her new position in February next year, will succeed current Journal editor Matt Murray, who will move on to new projects in a senior role at News Corp.
Under Tucker’s leadership, The Sunday Times experienced substantial growth in subscriptions, with digital readership more than doubling. The Times and The Sunday Times saw its digital subscriptions grow from 320,000 at end of 2019 to approximately 450,000 by the end of September 2022, an increase of more than 40%.
“Emma is a brilliant, inspiring editor, with digital nous and the highest standards of integrity,” said News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson. “She has been a thoughtful custodian of The Sunday Times and will bring verve and virtue to Dow Jones.
“Her global vision and experience will be particularly important at a time of immense international opportunity for The Wall Street Journal. Emma has a deep background in business reporting and a thoroughly deserved reputation for the pursuit of principle, and she will never knowingly be beaten to a scoop.”