Bill Spindle is the Middle East Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Spindle has been involved in Middle East news coverage for more than 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 to 2001.
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.