Press release | The Wall Street Journal
A note from Sarah Ball, Kristina O’Neill and Mike Miller:
After launching over the summer, Style News is now live with its full staff from Monday, September 12 – thanks to the support and help of so many of you.
Please join us in welcoming and congratulating these excellent journalists!
In our new coverage unit that tackles personalities, trends and issues in culture, style and zeitgeist:
SARA ASHLEY O’BRIEN starts as a reporter today and comes from CNN Business, where she was a senior staff writer covering technology and culture. In 2019, Sara won a New York Press Club Award and received an Emmy nomination for helping to report allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Uber and Lyft drivers.
ASHLEY WONG also begins as a reporter today after a successful year as a reporter for the Metro section of the New York Times, where she covered New York’s great cream cheese shortage, freestyle skier Eileen Gu and what retailers have done with all these #Cuomosexual T-shirts.
CHAVIE LIEBER, a former senior correspondent for The Business of Fashion, started with us in July and is already covering the shortcomings of style through a pop culture and tech lens, such as the social media reaction to the use of celebrity jets . Chavie has received reporting awards from the National Press Club, among others, and has also taught college journalism.
Editing these folks is Bonnie Wertheim, who also joins us from The New York Times, where she was editor of its Styles section. Bonnie is one of Style News’ two associate editors and comes to guide our coverage with the wit and intelligence she brought to six years of Times Styles coverage. An excellent trendsetter, from Taylor Swift’s mathletes to the summer’s most unexpected bestseller, Bonnie debuted in July.
Visually, LILY KUPETS leads all photography and illustration for Style News after several roles at Condé Nast, including for Vogue.com and Condé’s centralized digital speed team. She has an eye for lush, sleek, shareable imagery, from mommy and me noses to Jeff Bezos’ jetskis.
Our latest new face is familiar: SARA BOSWORTH, which started with us in May. After leading digital for Off Duty, Sara is now Style News Platform & Publishing Editor, driving our day-to-day publishing and editorial planning operations. Prior to joining the Journal, Sara was editor of the Brooklyn Eagle.
Other bylines and familiar colleagues who have joined Style News and brought us many early wins:
RORY SATRAN continues to build on the instant success of its Off Brand column, which focuses on style at the intersection of women, technology and the generational divide. Beyond her column, Rory is stepping into a new role as Fashion Director of The Wall Street Journal, providing profiles of fashion industry players/agitators to the WSJ & WSJ. Magazine, and acting as both an emissary and a keen eye for the Journal on the fashion industry as a whole.
JACOB GALLAGHER started On Trend five years ago, and its weekly menswear column has since propelled its author to status as an industry expert on menswear and retail trends (including many kinds of pants!). He joins Style News to focus full-time on his column, tackling men’s style to meet the news and current personalities.
Our remarkable arts and entertainment coverage unit is led by YAEL KOHEN, also deputy editor of Style News, who joins Style News from Life & Work. Prior to joining the Journal, Yael was editor-in-chief of women’s lifestyle publication Refinery29, and previously worked for Marie Claire and New York. Her book about women in comedy, “We Killed,” is in development to become a docuseries.
ELLEN GAMERMAN, our Deadline Award-winning feature writer for arts journalism, brings Style News her sleek delivery and intelligent eye for film, book, cultural and TV coverage, with a focus on the whimsical and the original. She wants you to drop it and give her 20.
JOHN JURGENSEN joins Style News continuing its excellent work on television, film and industry news topics. From the cinematic legacy of “Better Call Saul” to the return to creative power of George RR Martin, John’s Style News coverage focuses on the “record-scratch” pop culture moments he’s so great at predicting.
KELLY CROW, another Deadline Award winner this year for its NFT coverage, continues its dominance of art, auctions and the art market, with reports this year on everything from Warhol records to art collections. oligarchs. By joining Style News, Kelly is adding more takeaway features to her regular mix of scoops, like her widely shared post this summer about Anna Weyant, a former Instagram artist who is now selling 4,000% more.
NEIL SHAHCoverage of the music industry – at a time when sales, industry news and large-scale touring are coming back to life – is a welcome addition to Style News. Neil’s recent reporting on BTS’s hiatus resulted in a very memorable episode of “The Journal” podcast, which charted the immense pressures facing K-pop acts.
Apart from the artistic team, LANE FLORSHEIM also joins Style News from its previous role as WSJ. Magazine editor. Lane will continue the hit column My Monday Morning and her work on fashion articles and style trend stories, reporting for Bonnie. Only she knows why you can never get a restaurant table.
MYLES TANZER is a leader of our editorial team, serving as Managing Editor alongside Sara Bosworth, and helping to lead digital optimization and editorial planning around culture and entertainment. A former writer for BuzzFeed and The Fader, Myles also writes major music profiles for us, like last year’s WSJ. Magazine cover article about Lil Nas X.
SAIRA KHANPlatforms Editor, directs all social media and off-platform operations, optimizing our look, reach and tone both with Patrick Hedlund’s team on major @WSJ channels and @WSJMag channels – which I will end, with Saira’s approval, by telling you to follow for After Style News.
This team has already started producing some great and dynamic stories that I hope you saw in the site rankings! We couldn’t be more excited to follow this summer momentum in what is already proving to be a busy and news-filled fall. Stay tuned and thank you very much.