We’re thrilled to announce that Jennifer Forsyth, a longtime editor at The Wall Street Journal, will be joining The Times as investigations editor in Washington.

Jennifer spent more than 18 years at The Journal, most recently as deputy chief of investigations, a position she held from 2014 until last week. She worked with the investigations team and reporters across the newsroom to produce big projects, long-form narratives and quick hits. Her stories were part of The Journal’s exclusives on Trump’s hush money payments, which won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2019.

Stories that she edited on the Deepwater Horizon disaster, PG&E’s burning of California, the demise of Turkey’s democracy and nursing home failures during the pandemic were part of packages that were all Pulitzer finalists. The Deepwater Horizon and PG&E stories won Loeb awards.

Jennifer also ran The Journal’s investigation of the U.S. Indian Health Service, including a documentary with PBS’s Frontline, which won the Worth Bingham Award for Investigative Journalism and was a finalist for an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary. She recently ran The Journal’s coverage of the toxic work environment at the FDIC.

Before joining The Journal’s investigative team, Jennifer was The Journal’s U.S. Editor and before that served as Texas bureau chief. She joined The Journal in 2005 as a reporter covering commercial real estate. Previously she was a staff reporter for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Times of Shreveport and the Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Jennifer received a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She attended the Ruhr-Universitat in Bochum, Germany, on a Fulbright fellowship.

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer!