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News Corp appoints Almar Latour as CEO of Dow Jones

(Reuters) - News Corp said on Monday it had appointed Almar Latour as Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones.

Latour takes over the helm following the departure of William Lewis effective May 15, the Wall Street Journal owner said.

The company had said last month that Lewis, who has been in the role for about 6 years, was stepping down.

Latour is currently serving as publisher for Barron's Group and executive vice president at Dow Jones.

(Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)