New WSJ auto writer in Detroit
Wall Street Journal Detroit bureau chief Neal Boudette sent out the following announcement on Wednesday afternoon:
“Please join me in welcoming Mike Ramsey to the WSJ/DJN bureau in Detroit. He will take over coverage of the Asian automakers, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai. As part of the merged bureau in Detroit, he will cover those companies for both DJN and WSJ.
“Mike previously worked at Bloomberg News in Detroit covering Chrysler and the European automakers. During his stint there, Mike was first to report that Chrysler was struggling with its banks to get agreement on restructuring and was first to report that President Obama would put the automaker into bankruptcy.
“Prior to that, he worked at The Ann Arbor News, where he broke the news that Google planned to build a 1,000-person complex in the city, and before that was at The State, a major newspaper in South Carolina.
“Mike grew up near Dayton, Ohio, and attended Ohio University, where he is now the president of Society of Alumni and Friends for the journalism school. Mike is married to a journalist and has a daughter, 6, and son, 3, and lives in Grosse Pointe Woods.”