WSJ’s Murray not going to Fox Business
by Chris Roush
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Betsy Rothstein of Fishbowl DC reported earlier today that Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Alan Murray was headed to Fox Business Network to run the News Corp. operation and was telling folks that he would soon run the TV business.
“Not true,” said Murray in an e-mail Friday afternoon. “You can quote me. Not interested. I have one of the best jobs in journalism. We just launched a German language site, we are expanding in multiple directions, and I have no intention of leaving.”
Later, he added, “And by the way, I’ve never told anyone I want to run Fox Business. I don’t.”
Kevin Magee, executive vice president of Fox Business, oversees its day-to-day operations.
Murray’s main job at The Journal is overseeing its website and the expansion of its online content.
Prior to his current position, Murray was assistant managing editor and author of the paper’s “Business” column, which runs every Wednesday.
Previously, he served as CNBC’s Washington, D.C., bureau chief and was co-host of “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger.” While working at CNBC, he also wrote the Journal’s weekly “Political Capital” column. Prior to that, he spent a decade as the Washington bureau chief for The Journal.
Murray joined The Journal in 1983, as a reporter covering economic policy. He was named Washington deputy bureau chief in January 1992 and became bureau chief in September 1993. During his tenure as bureau chief, the Washington bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes, as well as many other awards.