The Wall Street Journal has added three new members to its business coverage team. The details:
- Tom Gara joins from the Financial Times. Gara had been with FT since 2010, most recently serving as gulf news editor. Gara — along with Joe White — will write and edit the Journal’s new blog, Corporate Intelligence.
- Evelyn Rusli comes to the Journal from The New York Times. Rusli had been with the Times for the past two years. Prior to that she was a reporter and video anchor for TechCrunch and Forbes.
- Matthew Lynley joins the Journal from Business Insider. Lynley will be lead blogger for Digits, the Journal’s tech blog.
The full memo announcing the hires is below.
Please join us in welcoming a trio of talented new colleagues, who will enhance our business coverage in some important ways.
Tom Gara (@tomgara)
Tom, with an assist from long-time Journal ace Joe White (wsjeyesonroad), will write and edit the WSJ’s new Corporate Intelligence blog, a live take on the day’s business news. Tom joins the WSJ from the Financial Times, where he was on the team that launched FT Tilt, an emerging-markets news website. He later served at the FT’s Gulf news editor, working with the newspaper’s Middle East reporting team.
Prior to joining the FT, he was on the team that launched The National, a daily broadsheet newspaper based in Abu Dhabi, where he worked as a senior business reporter covering technology and telecommunications, and later as the newspaper’s communities editor. He studied commerce at the University of Adelaide in Australia, has lived and worked in Australia, Ireland, Egypt, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. He says he speaks Arabic, badly.
Evelyn Rusli (@evelynrusli)
Evelyn is joining our technology team in San Francisco, where she will dive into Facebook and other top companies while focusing on the frenetic dealmaking world out West.
Evelyn joins from the New York Times, where she was spent two years on the technology-deals beat, delivering a series of painfully good scoops. Prior to the Times, Evelyn was a reporter and video anchor at TechCrunch and Forbes. She is a graduate of Princeton University, and luckily, speaks some Bahasa at a time when we are launching our own Bahasa-language news service in Indonesia.
Matthew Lynley (@mattlynley)
Matthew Lynley began this week as the new lead blogger for Digits, the Journal’s popular technology blog. He joins from Business Insider’s SAI tech blog, where he covered large-cap technology companies, like Apple and Google, and some of technology’s hottest IPOs, such as Facebook and Zynga.
Matthew is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied mathematics and business journalism. Prior to joining Business Insider in 2011, Matthew covered video games and technology at VentureBeat and markets and stocks at Reuters.