Dow Jones CEO William Lewis Is Leaving the Company

He's been in the role for 6 years

William Lewis
Will Lewis began as interim CEO in 2014. Dow Jones
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William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, will step down from the roles he’s held for nearly six years.

Lewis began in his position as interim CEO in 2014 after Lex Fenwick resigned from the News Corp-owned company. The news of Lewis’ departure was originally reported by the Financial Times.

Lewis told The New York Times that he was not told his contract would not be renewed. “Frankly, it’s time for me to get home to London,” he told the Times.

Spokespersons for News Corp and Dow Jones did not immediately return a request for comment.

Lewis wrote last week in a companywide email that the business was “in good shape” and that “wanting you all to stay safe and healthy includes you having a job at the end of it.”

Lewis started out as group general manager at what is now News UK. He also previously held roles including editor in chief at the Telegraph Media Goup, business editor at The Sunday Times and global news editor of the Financial Times.

@SaraJerde Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.
Publish date: April 8, 2020 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT