Former Telegraph editor Will Lewis made Dow Jones chief executive - Press Gazette

Former Telegraph editor Will Lewis made Dow Jones chief executive

Former Telegraph editor Will Lewis has been confirmed as permanent chief executive of Dow Jones.

It makes him one of the most senior executives in Rupert Murdoch's publishing division News Corp, in charge of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

Lewis is a former business editor of The Sunday Times who joined the Daily Telegraph as City editor in 2005.

A rapid rise saw him made Daily Telegraph editor in 2006, then editor in chief.

In March 2010 he became the last journalist to pick up the British Press Awards journalist of the year prize for his role uncovering the MPs’ expenses scandal. But he was sacked a month later from his new role of managing director (digital) of Teleraph Media Group.

At News Corp he was given the task of leading the Management and Standards Committee investigation into past wrongdoing at The Sun, Times and Sunday Times.

His work with the Met Police led to more than 20 Sun journalists being arrested as well as a number of sources.

He was made chief creative officer of News Corp in February 2013.

News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson (a former editor of The Times) said Lewis has brought “focus and energy” to Dow Jones.

He said: He has also brought extra vigor to The Wall Street Journal franchise, which is developing its digital strategy, an area in which Will has particular expertise,

 Lewis was made acting chief executive of Dow Jones in January.



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Author: Dominic Ponsford

Dominic Ponsford is the editor of Press Gazette