The Wall Street Journal has named Josh Jamerson its East Coast bureau chief.
He will oversee a team of reporters from New England to South Florida and help lead the coverage of national affairs issues across the country.
Jamerson has been a national politics reporter based in The Journal’s Washington bureau. He is covering the 2022 midterm elections and the future of the U.S. political parties, spending much of his time on the campaign trail reporting from key battleground states and congressional districts.
He previously covered the 2020 presidential election, including the Democratic primary. His campaign-trail reporting won a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
In 2021, Jamerson was a member of the Journal’s “The Tulsa Race Massacre | 100 Years Later” project, which included his reporting from Tulsa, Okla., on Black American’s struggle to create a thriving business community. The series was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
He previously covered Congress and the 2018 midterm elections. He first joined the Journal in 2016 to cover breaking corporate news from New York.