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Kimberley A. Strassel  

Editorial Board Member and Columnist The Wall Street Journal

Kimberley Strassel is a member of the editorial board for The Wall Street Journal. She writes the weekly Potomac Watch political column from Washington, D.C.

Ms. Strassel joined Dow Jones & Company in 1994 as a news assistant with The Wall Street Journal Europe’s Central European Economic Review magazine in Brussels. In 1996, she moved to the European Journal’s London bureau as an Internet reporter, and in 1999, she transferred to the domestic Journal’s New York bureau and covered commercial real estate. She joined the Journal’s editorial page as an assistant editorial features editor later that year and began writing the OpinionJournal.com column, Scene & Heard. In 2002 she became an editorial page writer and a senior editorial page writer a year later. She assumed her current position in 2005. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 2006 and began writing the Potomac Watch column in early 2007.

She was a finalist for a Loeb award in 2007 for her writing on asbestos and silicosis litigation, and in 2005 for her scoops on Eliot Spitzer’s probe of the New York Stock Exchange. In 2001, Ms. Strassel received a Front Page Award for Internet commentary from the Newswomen’s Club of New York for selected Scene & Heard columns on OpinionJournal.com. In 1999, 2000 and 2001, she was named one of the 30 most influential U.S. business journalists under 30 by The Journalist & Financial Reporting Group.

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