WSJ names new economics reporter

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Timothy Aeppel, the economics bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following staff announcement on Monday afternoon:

cronin_sm_sorterWe’re pleased to announce Brenda Cronin is joining the New York economics bureau, where she’ll write about all aspects of the U.S. and global economy and keep tabs on academic economics. She already has deep roots in economics, having spent the last two years on the national news desk editing our daily economics coverage, including extras, vital signs and the Capital and Outlook columns.

Before that, she edited global economics on the Journal’s international desk. Brenda previously served as a national news editor for wsj.com and Washington news editor for the Journal. Brenda’s a graduate of Georgetown University and writes fiction in her spare time—she has a novel coming out later this year.

Before joining the Journal in 2001, she worked for Knight Ridder in Washington, where she established the Knight Ridder and Tribune Co. Business News Service, and was executive producer of the KRT broadcast news wire.