Matt Murray worked for The Wall Street Journal for nearly 29 years, and served as editor in chief for nearly five years.

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Matt Murray worked for The Wall Street Journal for nearly 29 years, and served as editor in chief for nearly five years. Matt held many of the top leadership roles at the organization, and played a central role as architect and implementer in all aspects of the digital transition of The Journal in his time there.

Under his editorship, the Journal broadened its reach across many platforms, from its expansive presence on Apple News, Snapchat, Google, TikTok and other partners; to video, where output and viewership expanded on and off platform; and into podcasting. He oversaw the launch of The Journal, the WSJ’s flagship daily podcast that launched in 2019 in partnership with Gimlet Media and became the No. 1 business news podcast on Spotify. During his tenure, digital-only subscriptions to the Journal doubled. The Journal won two Pulitzer Prizes and published the influential Facebook Files series and consequential investigations involving GameStop, TikTok, PG&E and the financial conflicts of interest of federal judges and other government officials. The Journal also won its first Emmy Award in 2020. Matt wrote a memoir, “The Father and the Son,” that was published in 1998, and was the writer of “Strong of Heart,” the 9/11 memoir of former New York City Fire Commissioner Thomas von Essen.

Matt has served on numerous boards, including the Committee to Protect Journalists and the advisory board at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and indulging his passions for reading and exercise.

Countries Matt has worked in

USA / Canada

Industries Matt has worked in

Entertainment, Media & Advertising

Matt's key roles and titles

Editor in Chief

Management Skills & Competencies

Adaptability & Resilience
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Creativity & Innovation
Digital & Technical Literacy
Diversity & Social Responsibility
Management & Strategy
Problem Solving & Decision Making

Companies Matt has worked with

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Dow Jones
  • Outside the Box Ventures

Matt's current city

New York, USA

Matt's book recommendation

Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

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