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Tucker to be first female editor of Wall St Journal

Emma Tucker, editor of The Sunday Times, has been named editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, becoming the first woman to lead the business-focused newspaper.

Ms Tucker, pictured, will take up the New York-based role in February, replacing 30-year veteran Matt Murray, who has been editor-in-chief for the past four.

News Corp, which owns both titles, announced that he take up a senior position within the group, reporting to chief executive Robert Thomson.

Ms Tucker will also be responsible for real-time news and data service Dow Jones Newswires as the growth of digital news takes the WSJ into the Snapchat and TikTok arena.

She joined The Times in 2007, becoming editor of Times2, and deputy editor of The Times in 2013. She was appointed editor of The Sunday Times in January 2020. Her successor has not been announced.

Her appointment follows the recent hiring of female editors at Scottish newspapers, The Herald, The Glasgow Times and The National.

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