Voice of India

Mumbai: Raju Narisetti, at present a deputy national editor of the US edition of The Wall Street Journal, has just been named the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, making him one of the most senior journalists in international media.

Narisetti will assume the new post, succeeding Rich Hudson, on 1 February 2003. He will have day-to-day responsibilities for driving the WSJE's coverage and its coordination with other editions and with Dow Jones Newswires.

Narisetti has served as a deputy national editor in New York since April, a job where he has directed daily news coverage in all four sections of the US paper. His responsibilities have included planning daily news space needs, editing multiple major news stories, and guiding news editors on coordinating coverage with bureau chiefs and beat reporters.

Born in Hyderabad, India, Narisetti came to the Journal in 1991 as a summer intern in Pittsburgh. After a three-year stint as a business reporter for The Dayton Daily News in Ohio, he returned to the Journal in Pittsburgh in 1994, covering manufacturing, machine tools and tires, as well as writing the Work Week column.

He later covered Procter & Gamble and other consumer products companies, then moved to New York, where he covered IBM, Computer Associates, Xerox and other technology concerns. Narisetti joined the news desk as an assistant news editor in 1999, became a news editor later that year and then acting deputy national editor in October 2001.

Narisetti started his journalism career at India's Economic Times, where he helped launch that paper's weekend section. Before moving to the US, Narisetti earned a bachelor's degree in economics and sociology from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and an MBA from the Institute of Rural Management, India. He also has a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington.