Dow Jones/WSJ reporter leaves for Agence France-Presse

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John Biers

John Biers, an energy reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, left the company on Friday.

He will begin his new job with Agence France-Press on Monday.

In an email to his colleagues on Friday, Biers wrote, “I’ve really enjoyed working with everybody over the eight or so years I’ve been with the company, and I’ll miss you all a great deal. Starting Monday, I’ll be covering business issues from New York for Agence France-Presse.”

Biers was Houston bureu chief of Dow Jones from May 2003 to August 2008. Before that, he was an energy reporter for The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Before that, he was a Capitol Hill correspondent for States News Service for three years. Biers is a Harvard graduate.