Defense One Ups Marcus Weisgerber to Global Business Editor

He was the global business reporter.

Defense One executive editor Kevin Baron announced the promotion of Marcus Weisgerber from global business reporter to global business editor. In his new role, Weisgerber will direct coverage on the international aspects of the defense industry.

“Nobody knows industry like Marcus, and few have earned his respected reputation and credibility,” writer Baron in a note to staff. “You can’t walk across an expo floor or down a Pentagon acquisition hallway with him without hearing officials and leaders calling, ‘Marcus!’ For good reason. He’s one of the smartest, most personable, trustworthy, and loyal coworkers I’ve known. That’s why we are setting Marcus loose to cover the biggest, smallest, most important and intriguing defense industry stories, trends, and events around the world.”

Weisgerber, who was a senior Pentagon correspondent for Defense News before joining Defense One in Sept. 2014, was hired, as it was described in the press release, “to build out its editorial coverage into the business of national security.” Weisgerber’s promotion continues the publication’s exploration of that nexus, in a sense, of the international military-industrial complex.