David Callaway, MarketWatch's top editor since 2000, is leaving to join USA Today as editor-in-chief.
Callaway, a veteran of more than 2 1/2 decades in financial news, worked at the Boston Herald and Bloomberg News before joining MarketWatch as managing editor in 1999, two years after its launch as CBS MarketWatch.
In recent years, MarketWatch, with 17 million unique users, has taken various top honors among large business-focused websites from Editor & Publisher, Media Week, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and other publications and organizations.
MarketWatch, which went public in 1999, was acquired by Dow Jones in 2004 and is currently a member of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network under parent company News Corp. (NWS, NWSA). News Corp. also owns Dow Jones Newswires.
At USA Today, Callaway rejoins MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer, who was named president and publisher of the Gannett Co. (GCI) publication in May. Callaway will assume his USA Today post later this month, according to a news release from its parent company, Gannett Co. (GCI).
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