JosephAdinolfiMarkets reporter Chad Rachman
MarketWatch Personal Finance Editor Jeremy Olshan has been named editor of the financial-news site, replacing Glenn Hall, who is taking on the role of the Wall Street Journal’s U.S. news editor, the company announced Wednesday.
Olshan, a 10-year veteran of News Corp who has done stints at SmartMoney.com and the New York Post, will continue the news strategy implemented by Hall and will guide the site through a major redesign, which is expected to be launched in June.
“The timing couldn’t be better for me to come into this job because of the strategy that Glenn put into place,” Olshan said.
In nearly two decades in journalism, Olshan has covered subjects as varied as politics, hurricanes, New York’s subway system, fortune cookies, mutual funds and the American retirement crisis. As personal-finance editor, he has been responsible for the site’s fastest-growing coverage area and many of its most popular stories.
During his seven-month stint at MarketWatch, Hall launched several initiatives to attract new readers, launching a revamped mobile app and improving the company’s presence on smartphones and tablets. MarketWatch has set monthly traffic records for the past eight months.
“This is a great opportunity to tell the story of America during a pivotal time in our history, and I am excited to be joining the great team of Wall Street Journal reporters and editors across the country who cover U.S. news,” said Hall.
Hall will succeed U.S. News Editor Jennifer Forsyth, who has led the desk since 2011. She is leaving her post to take on a new role as the Journal’s deputy investigations editor.
Both Olshan and Hall take up their new roles Thursday.
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