Semafor hires Wall Street Journal’s Liz Hoffman as business and finance editor

Semafor, the global news startup co-founded by media veterans Justin Smith and Ben Smith, has hired Liz Hoffman as its business and finance editor.

Why it matters: Hoffman becomes Semafor’s first star reporter hire. She is known for breaking some of the biggest business and deal stories at the Wall Street Journal for the past nine years.

  • “Liz is the blueprint for the kind of exceptional journalist we are building Semafor around: a proven, innovative talent who breaks big stories and explains what they mean and covers one of the world’s most important beats at the highest level,” Ben Smith