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‘Wall Street Journal’ announces executive moves

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New York—The Wall Street Journal has announced a number of executive moves.

Patience Wheatcroft was named editor in chief, Europe. She will oversee the transition to an integrated London newsroom, with the relocation of the Journal’s editorial and online teams from Brussels.

Wheatcroft was editor of the Sunday Telegraph between 2006 and 2007. During the past 18 months, she held non-executive directorships at financial services company Barclays and property company Shaftesbury.

Almar Latour was named editor in chief, Asia. Latour was previously managing editor of wsj.com. Succeeding Latour in that role will be Rebecca Blumenstein, who had been the Journal’s international news editor.

The newspaper also named Deborah Brewster as its deputy managing editor. She comes to the Journal from the Financial Times, where she was the fund management correspondent.

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