WSJ Staffs Up
The Wall Street Journal has hired Talal Ansari to cover U.S. news and added Josh Rivera to be part of its audience strategy team, leading audience voices and community. Ansari was most recently a national general assignment reporter at BuzzFeed, where he covered the Muslim American experience and proliferation of hate crimes in the U.S. He previously worked at The Nation, Al Jazeera, the Investigative Reporting Program, The Indian Express, The Los Angeles Daily News, and Mission Local in San Francisco. The Columbia University holds a Master’s from the University of California, Berkeley. Rivera was most recently the engagement editor at USA Today, where he served as the liaison between readers and USA Today editors. He was also the coordinator of opinion content from across the USA Today Network and a member of the editorial board. Before USA Today, Rivera worked at the LIBRE Initiative, Univisión, and El Nuevo Día, among others. The University of Puerto Rico graduate holds a Master’s from Full Sail University.