January 18, 2017 Last Updated 10:37 am

David Wallis appointed new Opinion Editor at The Forward

Wallis was most recently deputy editor at The New York Observer (now simply The Observer), and before that was founder of Featurewell.com

NEW YORK, NY – January 18, 2017 – The Forward, America’s leading Jewish news source since 1897, has named David Wallis as its new Opinion Editor. Wallis joins The Forward from The Observer, continuing a series of newsroom and business-side hires including Peter Beinart as Senior Columnist and Rachel Fishman Feddersen as Publisher and CEO.

“I am extremely excited to welcome David as opinion editor. This is a key moment in Jewish opinion journalism, and David’s experience as an editor and writer will help us continue to grow our audience and national impact,” said Forward Editor-in-Chief Jane Eisner.

“I have tremendous respect for The Forward and its rigorous journalism, so I’m proud to help further the conversation it’s leading around Jewish issues during this pivotal time,” said Wallis.

Wallis brings to The Forward years of experience in journalism, most recently at The Observer (formerly The New York Observer). As Deputy Editor he oversaw the opinion page, creating four new columns, as well as editing many features and special sections. Wallis is also the founder of Featurewell.com, an early online syndication marketplace devoted to curated, high-quality journalism. Before The ObserverWallis was a freelance journalist for The New YorkerWiredThe Daily TelegraphThe Washington Post,The New York Times, and other outlets, and interviewed world leaders including Vaclav Havel, Manuel Noriega, and Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

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