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Karen Miller Pensiero

Karen Miller Pensiero, Managing Editor, Wall Street Journal

Karen Miller Pensiero is managing editor of the Wall Street Journal. In this role, she is responsible for all newsroom operations, budget, and people and for ensuring the journal has a world-class, talent-driven, and diverse newsroom. She was appointed to this position in September 2017.

Pensiero is a more than 30-year veteran of the WSJ and Dow Jones and has held numerous important roles in a distinguished career, most recently as editor for newsroom standards for four years, responsible for the journal’s elevated standards of reporting and editing.

Prior to that, she held a variety of positions, including director of corporate communications for Dow Jones; managing editor/international, overseeing the editing of the journal’s Asian and European editions and publishing partnerships; editor of Money & Markets for the Wall Street Journal Europe; director of Dow Jones Interactive Publishing International, responsible for the international expansion of electronic publishing businesses, including WSJ.com; and manager of international development for the Dow Jones International group. She proudly began her career as a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund summer intern for the Dow Jones News Service.

Pensiero is a lecturer and panelist on journalism ethics and standards, serves as a judge for the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, and is a board member of the Missourian Publishing Association.

Born in Warrensburg, Missouri, she is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.