|Born||May 2, 1966|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Executive editor, The Wall Street Journal|
Matt Murray is an American journalist. He has been the Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal since June 11, 2018.
Murray earned the A.B. and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Murray has been a reporter at the Journal since 1994. He began in the Pittsburgh bureau, and joined the Journal's money and investing section in 1997, covering banking. He was deputy managing editor, then executive editor.
On June 5, 2018, Murray was named editor in chief, succeeding Gerard Baker, and assumed his new role on June 11.
As editor in chief, Murray oversaw the Wall Street Journal investigations into Michael Cohen and the Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal that led to the Journal's Pulitzer win in 2019.
In February 2020, amid backlash from the Chinese government regarding the headline of a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece, Murray agreed with the complaints but could not take any action due to the separation between news and opinion at the paper.
In the wake of the George Floyd killing and subsequent protests, journalists at the Journal sent multiple letters to Murray lamenting the paper's lack of diversity as well as demanding changes to the way the paper covers race, policing and finance.
Murray is the author of The Father and the Son and the co-author of Strong of Heart.
He married Dr. Janine Dyck Flory in October 2002. They live with their daughter in New York City.