Jun 5, 2018 - Economy & Business

Gerry Baker replaced as WSJ editor

Baker conducts an interview. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Wall Street Journal announced Tuesday that it is replacing longtime Editor-In-Chief Gerry Baker with Matt Murray, the journal's Deputy Editor-In-Chief. Baker will remain with the company as Editor-At-Large, in a role focused around a new TV partnership with Fox and live events.

Why it matters: A few controversies during Baker’s tenure led to speculation his time as editor-in-chief would be limited. Those included rumors last month that he had directed the removal of a liberal-leaning infographic, and reports last year that some newsroom staff were frustrated with the paper’s coverage of the Trump administration. However, a new show, a lofty title and a highly-visible live events role show that News Corp stands behind Baker.

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