Narisetti leaves DC to join Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Wall Street Journal says it has hired the managing editor of The Washington Post to head its online news properties.

Raju Narisetti joined the Post three years ago in a reorganization of the newspaper’s top management. The announcement Friday marks a return to the Journal for the 45-year-old Narisetti. He had been deputy managing editor at the newspaper and editor of its Europe edition.

He leaves the Post on Feb. 1 and starts at the WSJ on Feb. 15. In a newsroom announcement, Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli credits Narisetti with building a team that increased the Post’s online traffic.

In his new role, Narisetti will become managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and deputy managing editor.

Before joining the Post, Narisetti was founding editor of the India-based Mint business newspaper.