Travel + Leisure Names News Director

Sara Clemence joins from WSJ.

Travel + Leisure has named Sara Clemence its news director. Clemence comes to the magazine from The Wall Street Journal, where she most recently served as travel editor. She had been with the Journal since 2011.

In a memo to staffers, T+L’s editor Nathan Lump explained Clemence’s role.

“At Travel + Leisure, she will oversee the monthly Upgrade section in print, designed to help our readers travel smarter, and will conceptualize and oversee some of our most ambitious content packages for both the magazine and the website,” wrote Lump. “She’ll assign and edit shorter- and longer-form stories, and, like our entire editorial team, will be a regular contributor of original content to TravelandLeisure.com. And I expect her to play a pivotal role in many of our new brand-building initiatives.”

Clemence’s appointment is effective July 27.