The Wall Street Journal is strengthening its Greater New York section with two promotions.
In a memo to staff Wednesday evening, The Journal’s New York bureau chief Bob Rose said he appointed Andrew LaVallee and Joe Haberstroh as co-deputy editors of the Greater New York section.
The duo fills the spot left open by former Greater New York deputy editor Mike Amon, who recently accepted a new assignment in London for the daily.
LaVallee, the section’s senior editor for arts and culture, will develop and post enterprise stories, while also working with news editor Carrie Melago and her team to continue the paper’s coverage of breaking news.
Haberstroh, currently a news editor overseeing real estate and Connecticut coverage, will focus on longer-term enterprise stories. He will help produce the print editions later in the day, working closely with deputy news desk editor Mel Gray.
Neither editor is new to the paper; LaVallee joined the Journal in 2006 to cover technology and media before moving to Hong Kong in 2010 for the paper. Haberstroh started at The Journal in 2010, working on the U.S. desk as news editor before moving to the Greater New York section in 2012.