Judges

Matt Murray

Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal
National Judge

Matt Murray is editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, responsible for all global newsgathering and editorial operations. He been at the Journal for more than two decades and has previously served as national editor, deputy managing editor and deputy editor in chief. He joined Dow Jones & Company in 1994 as a reporter for the Pittsburgh bureau. As a reporter, he covered beats including banking, General Electric Co., food and management.

As deputy editor, Murray oversaw the newsroom transformation called WSJ2020, a project to develop a mobile-first strategy, promote multiplatform digital journalism and increase diversity in the Journal’s ranks, amid concerns that women and minorities weren’t well represented in leadership positions.

He is the author of "The Father and the Son," an account of his father's journey to becoming a monk, and the writer of "Strong of Heart," a memoir by Thomas Von Essen, former New York City fire commissioner.

Murray holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and lives in New York with his family.