Baker, Gerard - from United Kindom | ? United States

ID: 299556
Organization: WEF
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013

Is a British writer and columnist. He was Dow Jones Managing Editor, and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Editor-in-Chief from 1 March 2013 to June 10, 2018. Baker stepped down as WSJ editor in chief and transitioned into the role of editor at large. He was succeeded by WSJ executive editor Matt Murray.

Baker's first job following graduation was at the Bank of England, United Kingdom. After working there for a year, Baker moved to Lloyds Bank as a Latin America Analyst.

From 1988 to 1994, Baker worked for the BBC as a Producer in the UK and in the U.S., and worked as Economics Correspondent for television and radio. From 1994 to 2004, Baker worked for the Financial Times. From 1994 to 1998, he worked as their Correspondent in Tokyo, Japan, from 1998 to 2002, he worked as their Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief, and from 2002 to 2004, he worked as their Chief U.S. Commentator and Associate Editor. From 2004 to 2009, Baker worked for the Times of London as their U.S. Editor and as an Assistant Editor.

In January 2009, Baker moved to Wall Street Journal, becoming the Deputy Editor-in-Chief. On 1 March 2013, he was named the Dow Jones Managing Editor, and the Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief.

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