Ex-Domino Editor to Become EIC of ‘WSJ.’

Deborah Needleman to replace U.K.-bound Tina Gaudoin

Deborah Needleman, founding editor of Condé Nast’s defunct Domino magazine, has been named editor-in-chief of WSJ., the Wall Street Journal’s high-end glossy entrant.

Needleman, who is married to Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg, will replace Tina Gaudoin, who announced in June she would move back to London. Gaudoin has been the editor of WSJ. since its 2008 launch.

In addition to editing the magazine, Needleman (pictured above, left, with Elizabeth Banks) will oversee a weekly Saturday lifestyle section in the Journal itself. That is scheduled for launch in the fall.

For now, Gaudoin will continue editing the magazine – with the next issue due Sept. 11 — until Needleman’s first issue hits in December.

Last month, WSJ managing editor Robert Thomson took the opportunity of Gaudoin’s pending departure to reaffirm the Journal's commitment to the magazine: "We extended the print run in the U.S. and increased the frequency of the magazine. There is little doubt that the frequency will continue to increase in coming years.”

[Photo via Observer]