WSJ Names Jerry Seib Exec Washington Editor, Chief Commentator

The Journal vet gets a new role.

The Wall Street Journal has named Jerry Seib executive Washington editor and chief commentator.

Seib has been with the Journal since 1977. He most recently serving as Washington bureau chief, a role he has held for the past six years. Seib will transition to his new role in January of next year.

“In this new role Jerry will continue to write the Capital Journal column, as well as broader commentary on US foreign policy and international relations,” wrote Journal editor Gerard Baker, in a note to staffers. “He will contribute occasional news analyses, and help to write and extend the reach of the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter. He will expand his role in our events and conferences business and in our video output. He will of course remain a fixture in the DC bureau and the broader paper, be a source of guidance and friendship, and become even more of a Living National Treasure.”