A Conversation with the Editor in Chief
of The Wall Street Journal
Since being named editor in chief in 2018, Matt Murray has steered The Wall Street Journal’s coverage through a tumultuous time for global events. Under Murray’s leadership, the Journal won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its series investigating hush-money payments to women who said they had affairs with President Donald Trump. More recently, it has comprehensively covered the upheaval in Hong Kong and the widening effects of the U.S.-China trade war. The Journal also has undergone a major digital transformation. With total print and online circulation at 2.6 million as of the end of June, the News Corp-owned Journal is one of the biggest-selling newspapers in the United States.
Murray joined the Journal as a reporter in 1994 in its Pittsburgh bureau and held numerous editing and reporting positions before he was named editor in chief. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the author of The Father and the Son, an autobiographical account of his middle-aged father’s decision to become a Benedictine monk, and co-author of Strong of Heart, with former New York City fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen.
Speaker: Matt Murray,Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal