Wall Street Journal Senior Video Editor Exits After Misconduct Investigation

“Following an internal review, Chris Moran is no longer employed by The Wall Street Journal,” a spokesperson for the paper tells TheWrap 

The Wall Street Journal has parted ways with Chris Moran, a senior video and audio editor at the publication, after an internal misconduct investigation.

“Dow Jones takes allegations of misconduct very seriously,” the Journal’s parent company told TheWrap Thursday. “Following an internal review, Chris Moran is no longer employed by The Wall Street Journal.”

The news was first reported by the Daily Caller, which also revealed that non-official sources within WSJ said that the issue had been related to sexual misconduct.

On his now-deleted Twitter account, Moran described himself as “bossman of video, documentary films and podcasts” for the Journal and his appointment to “chief video and audio editor” was heralded by Dow Jones in a September 2017 press release.

“Chris has had a profound impact on the department, revamping our strategy to focus on high-quality, distinctive Wall Street Journal stories that are better seen or heard–and designed for mobile viewership,” Dow Jones said at the time.

Broader details of the case remain unclear, but if Moran’s departure was related to sexual misconduct, it would be the latest in a string of accusations that have rocked the media and entertainment industries.

Since Harvey Weinstein was exposed by the New York Times and New Yorker last year, dozens of powerful men have been accused and lost their careers over rampant claims of sexual misconduct.