Raju Narisetti

Raju Narisetti

Member, Board of Trustees

Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Strategy, News Corp
New York, New York

In February 2013, Raju Narisetti was named Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Strategy for News Corp, which is a proposed publishing spin-off from News Corp (which will be renamed Fox Group). Prior to that, since February 2012, Raju was Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal. This job had marked his return to WSJ, where he had spent 13 years in the U.S. and Europe from 1994-2006 in positions including the Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe and a Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal, with overall responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In 2009, Raju joined the Washington Post as managing editor, the first outsider to be hired in that role. As one of two Managing Editors, he was responsible for all content, staff and digital content strategy for Washingtonpost.com as well as the Post's mobile and tablet platforms. He managed the Post's Social, Search and Engagement teams as well as the Post's Presentation Team, including photo, graphics, design, video and multimedia. Raju oversaw the Post's 2009 print redesign and the creation of an integrated organization from separate print and online operations, combining two separate newsroom organizations, as well as the 2011 rollout of the Post's new print and web publishing system and a redesigned washingtonpost.com. Raju took over all digital content initiatives at the Washington Post, including mobile, as well as the Post's Universal News Desk staff. He was also responsible for content in the Post's conferences business, Washington Post Live, as well as its business weekly, Capital Business, both new ventures launched in 2010. After achieving record digital audience growth at the Post, Raju resigned in January 2012 to re-join the Wall Street Journal.

Raju Narisetti was the founding editor of Mint, India's only Berliner format business newspaper, from 2006-2009, and launched the livemint.com web site in 2007 for HT Media Ltd, the New Delhi-based publisher of the Hindustan Times. Mint has an exclusive partnership in India with The Wall Street Journal and is now the No. 2 business daily in India. Raju also served as an Editorial Advisory Director for HT Media. He began his journalism career at the Dayton Daily News, and was a staff writer at The Economic Times.

Raju Narisetti was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He is a life member of South Asian Journalists Association and was elected to the board of the World Editors Forum of IFRA/World Association of Newspapers.

Raju is married to Kim Barrington Narisetti, a former journalist who co-founded Urban Crayon Press, which publishes children's books and family-friendly travel guides. He holds degrees from Osmania University in Hyderabad and the Institute of Rural Management in Anand, a Post Graduate diploma from The Times School of Journalism in Mumbai, and an MA in Journalism from Indiana University.

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