Editor of Newsroom Talent, The Wall Street Journal
Erin Ailworth is the Wall Street Journal’s recruiter for its U.S. News, Washington, World News and Speed & Trending teams. She was most recently part of the Publishing Desk, where she edited copy sent from bureaus around the world and prepared those stories for publication online.
Erin previously was part of the Journal’s U.S. News team, where she wrote stories that focused on the nation’s disasters and traumas, including hurricanes, wildfires and riots. She was part of the team named Pulitzer finalists for the Journal’s coverage of PG&E and the wildfires in California. Erin also helped chronicle the spread of Covid-19 via cruise ships at the start of the pandemic. She helped lead the Journal’s coverage of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, as well as the protests and police trials that followed.
She joined The Wall Street Journal’s Houston bureau in 2014 to write about the U.S. oil-and-gas industry, and later renewable energy and utilities.
Prior to the Journal, she worked at the Boston Globe, where she also covered energy.
Erin is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School and a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, where she served four years on the national board. She is an alum of METPRO and the Medill Cherubs program.