John McAuley, RIP

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By Neal Comment

Sad news to report. Dow Jones senior editor John McAuley died of a heart attack on the New York City subway shortly while returning from an interview on Fox Business Network. He was 60 years old.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Dow Jones’ Eduardo Kaplan writes:

John had an unfettered curiosity about the economy, a passion he generously shared in the newsroom with every reporter and editor. He was constantly seeking new ways to understand the complex forces that shape the economy and worked surrounded by towering piles of economic data that only he could identify. Like most financial journalists on the beat, John liked to talk to Wall Street economists. Like few of them, he would also reach out to truck drivers and port inspectors, grocery clerks, government statisticians and chief executive
officers. He rarely stopped thinking about the subject that fascinated him. Dave Greenlaw, an economist at Morgan Stanley in New York and a frequent voice in John’s columns, recalls him as a “wonderful, wonderful man.”

He is survived by his wife Kathy and son Matthew. A tribute has been posted at, appropriately enough, FBN (who apparently shies on towncars for guests).

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