WSJ’s Narisetti to join News Corp. executive ranks

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Raju Narisetti, who currently oversees the Wall Street Journal’s digital operations, is moving up into the executive ranks of News Corp., according to an email sent out by Journal managing editor Gerard Baker to the staff. He is becoming senior vice president and deputy head of strategy.

Baker wrote:

Our colleagues at the helm of the new News Corp will shortly be announcing that Raju Narisetti is to ascend a few floors in the building and several strata in the corporate cosmos and join the leadership team there.

Raju has been a force in and a friend to this newsroom for much of the last two decades. He first came to the Journal as a summer reporting intern in 1991, before joining as a reporter in Pittsburgh in April 1994, covering consumer goods and then technology. After working on the national desk, he rose quickly to be a deputy managing editor and editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe. He left the Journal in 2006 to found Mint, India’s No. 2 business daily, and was managing editor of The Washington Post before rejoining the Journal in February 2012 to run the WSJ Digital Network, where his singular management skills and web savvy have in a short time brought about structural improvements and significantly boosted our web performance.

Raju will be missed down here as we continue to create an integrated newsroom and seek to improve our real-time news performance, but we will be lucky to have his wisdom and insight still with us as part of News Corp.

I will be appointing a new chief for our digital news operations shortly.  But in the meantime, please join me in wishing Raju the warmest congratulations and successful passage, as well as in insisting that he stay in close and solicitous contact with his former colleagues and many admirers at Dow Jones.