Today, Portfolio announced the hiring of Hilary Stout, editor of the Wall Street Journal‘s Personal Journal. Ms. Lipman, while at the Journal, oversaw the section’s creation, and has now added to her roster of ex-Journal staffers: Jesse Eisinger, Scot Paltrow, Ken Wells, Amy Stevens, and Peter Waldman.
Here’s the release:
Hilary Stout has been named a Senior Editor at Condé Nast Portfolio, it was announced today by Joanne Lipman, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. Her appointment is effective in October.
Ms. Stout joins Condé Nast Portfolio from The Wall Street Journal where she was most recently editor of Personal Journal. A 19 year veteran of the paper, Ms. Stout has been a reporter, senior writer, columnist, and editor. She spent most of her reporting years in Washington where she covered a variety of beats, including economics, health care, and the Clinton White House. Stout helped run the paper’s small business coverage during the later years of the Internet boom and wrote a monthly column of narratives about businesses facing a make-or-break decision. She was one of the founding editors of Personal Journal in 2002 and then took a year off from editing to write a column about family life. Prior to the Journal, Ms. Stout worked at The New York Times and The Vineyard Gazette on Martha’s Vineyard.
Ms. Stout graduated with honors from Brown University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.