Dow Jones CEO Peter Kann began his career as a reporter. In 1967, while working for the Wall Street Journal, he became the paper's first reporter in Vietnam. By 1969, he was married and covering Asia for the Journal from his base in Hong Kong. When India and Pakistan went to war in 1971, Kann's editor, fearing for his life, ordered him (by cable) to abandon his post in Dhaka -- and was surprised to receive a two-word cable in return: "Message unreceived."
The resulting reporting won Kann a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1972.
[Kann was later instrumental in founding the Asian Wall Street Journal (in 1976).]