Stephen Fidler has been U.K. and Brexit Editor of The Wall Street Journal since April 2017, leading coverage of Brexit developments, as well as politics and economics in the U.K. and Ireland. From, 2009 to 2017, he was the Journal’s Brussels Editor, heading coverage of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He was part of a team of Journal reporters named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for their reporting on the euro-zone debt crisis.
Before joining the Journal in London in March 2009, he spent 22 years with the Financial Times in senior roles, including international capital markets editor, Latin America editor, defense and security editor, and U.S. diplomatic editor. In the latter role, he was based in Washington DC.
He spent almost a decade as a correspondent for Reuters in London, New York and the Middle East. His first job in journalism was with a group of English newspapers in his native Lincolnshire. He holds a degree in economics from London University, and is a visiting professor in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University.