Former Executive of News International. Les Hinton is the chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Company and publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Reporting to the chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, Mr. Hinton directly or indirectly manages all of Dow Jones’ business units and staff departments. Prior to his appointment as Dow Jones CEO in December 2007, Mr. Hinton served for 12 years as executive chairman of News International, the U.K. arm of News Corp. andthat country's largest publisher of national newspapers.News International's publications include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The News of the World, The Times Literary Supplement, and thelondonpaper, the metropolitan London free newspaper. Earlier, Mr. Hinton worked in the U.S. for 20 years, first as correspondent for the company's newspapers in the U.K. and Australia and later in a series of senior management positions in News Corp's publishing and television divisions. He was president and chief executive of News America Publishing, responsible for the company’s U.S. publishing operations, and chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations. Mr. Hinton became a U.S. citizen in 1986.