William Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal in May 2014. He previously served as Chief Creative Officer for News Corp – the parent company of Dow Jones – where he was responsible for the company’s creative strategy and developing new commercial opportunities.
Prior to joining News Corp, William served as editor in chief of Telegraph Media Group, which he joined in 2005. Under his editorship The Daily Telegraph was named U.K. Newspaper of the Year and William was Journalist of the Year in 2010. This followed the paper’s exposure of the parliamentary expenses scandal. He also led the team that designed and ran The Telegraph’s acclaimed newsroom, organizing the paper’s move from its previous premises.?
He joined the Telegraph from The Sunday Times where he was Business Editor, before that he was Global Head of News at the Financial Times, where he was responsible for landing the Exxon-Mobil merger scoop.??
In 1990, William graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics and Economics and completed a postgraduate degree in Periodical Journalism at City University the following year. In July 2010 he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from Bristol University and in September 2010 was made Doctor of Letters by the University of Lincoln.