WSJ Promotes Andrew Dowell

He's the paper's new Asia Pacific editor.

The Wall Street Journal has promoted Andrew Dowell to editor for Asia Pacific. Dowell most recently served as the Journal’s deputy business editor.

Dowell has been with News Corp. in some capacity since 2005. He previously worked for Dow Jones Newswire. Dowell joined the Journal in 2010.

“Next month we mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of The Asian Wall Street Journal and it’s an opportune time for us to recommit ourselves to this most dynamic region of the world economy,” wrote Journal editor Gerard Baker, in a memo. :Drew will build on the splendid reporting and analysis we have done in the last few years and will work closely with our business colleagues to develop products that can tap Asia’s increasing demand for world class journalism.”

Dowell is succeeding Paul Beckett, who will take over as the Journal’s Washington bureau chief next year.