William Lewis (journalist)

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Born2 April 1969
London, England
Alma materWhitefield School, University of Bristol, City University London
SpouseRebecca Slater
Member ofAssociated Press, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2003
Corporate media executive

Employment.png CEO of Dow Jones and Company

In office
9 May 2014 - 8 April 2020
EmployerWall Street Journal
Publisher of Wall Street Journal

Employment.png Group general manager

In office
September 2010 - July 2011
EmployerNews International

Not to be confused with William W. Lewis, a McKinsey executive who attended the 1997 Bilderberg conference.

William Lewis [1] is a British media executive and was formerly chief executive of Dow Jones and Company and publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Earlier in his career he was known as a journalist and then editor.


While Editor of The Daily Telegraph,[2] Lewis led the team that broke the story of the MPs' expenses scandal, which led to the resignations of six government ministers and Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin, and to the creation of Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.[3]

From September 2010[4] to July 2011, Lewis worked as General Manager of the newspaper publisher News International, playing a role in the company's response to its phone hacking exposure.


Event Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020Switzerland
World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


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