Peter R. Kann

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Peter Robert Kann (born December 13, 1942, in Princeton, New Jersey) is a Jewish journalist, editor, and businessman. He covered the Vietnam War for The Wall Street Journal and also covered other Asian wars. He earned a Pulitzer in 1972 for his coverage of the Indo-Pakistan War.[1] In 1976 he became the first editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Asia. He returned to the United States in 1976 where he rose to become Dow Jones & Company CEO and chairman of the board. He held this position from 1992 until 2006. He is married to Karen Elliott House.[2] He is also a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study[3] and a Trustee Emeritus of the Asia Society.[4]

Peter R. Kann is the son of European refugee and professor Robert Abraham Kann and Marie Breuer.[5]



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