Bill Spindle is the Middle East Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Spindle has been involved in Middle East news coverage for
nearly a decade. Prior to his current post, he was the business and
economics editor for The National, an ambitious newspaper launched
in 2008 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
Before that, Mr. Spindle served in a range of reporting and
management positions at The Wall Street Journal. He served as the
Corporate Finance editor, overseeing a team in New York that
covered the hedge fund and private equity industries. He was
Assistant Foreign Editor from 2001 until 2004, and Bureau Chief for
the Middle East and Africa from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Spindle also
worked as a correspondent in the Journal's Tokyo Bureau, from 1997
Mr. Spindle was among a group of Wall Street Journal reporters
who won The Elizabeth Neuffer Award for Print Journalism in 2004
for a series of stories on the United Nations.
Mr. Spindle has also worked for Bloomberg Business News in Tokyo
as an editor. He was a general news reporter for Newsday, a
newspaper in Long Island New York (1988-92), and the Ann Arbor News
in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1986-88).
Mr. Spindle earned a bachelor's degree from the University of
Michigan and has a master's degree in Journalism and International
Affairs from Columbia University in New York City.