AP biz desk hires three reporters, names money & markets editor
by Chris Roush
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Associated Press business editor Hal Ritter sent out the following announcement to the staff on Thursday afternoon:
Joyce Rosenberg becomes Money & Markets editor. Joyce has been filling in as M&M editor the past six weeks and has decided she wants to do the job permanently as much as we want her to. Joyce’s move to the Upper East Side of the newsroom is a great move for us for a lot of reasons. Among them: Her financial knowledge, editing skills and energy will provide a big boost to the M&M staff. Joyce’s knowledge of you and how Business News operates will enable her to work the newsroom and get everyone working for M&M, as appropriate. That’s an M&M goal we’ve fallen short of achieving. Joyce’s move also will aid efforts to have the financial markets, personal finance and M&M teams work together more.
For newcomers who don’t know Joyce well, she has been with the AP for 33 years, and in Business News for 24. She has covered retailing, mergers and markets as a reporter. She has been a supervisor and manager for more than 15 years. She also writes Small Talk, the AP’s small business column. Her bachelor’s degree from Baruch College is in journalism, and she has a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She also is a New York State-licensed psychoanalyst. And, for those who somehow don’t know this, she has three Siamese cats.
The M&M editor posting has been changed to financial markets editor and a search begun. If you think you know someone with the experience and skills to lead the markets team, please let us know.
Paul Wiseman joins us as an economics reporter in Washington. Paul comes from USA Today where he is the newspaper’s lead reporter covering the U.S. economy. Paul joined the newspaper in 1990 as a reporter in the Money section. His first eight years, he was mostly a financial markets and economics reporter, although he spent two years as autos editor. In 1998, he moved to the newspaper’s Hong Kong bureau to report business, financial and economic stories across Asia. After Sept. 11, Paul began regular rotations from Hong Kong to Afghanistan and Iraq to cover those wars. He returned to the U.S. last year.
Before joining USA Today, Paul worked for Gannett newspapers in Guam, Indiana and New Jersey. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.
Paul’s addition to the economy team will help us continue to elevate our coverage of the biggest story of our careers. After two years of financial meltdown and Great Recession, this story only gets bigger — and better to cover. Paul starts Oct. 18.
Sharon Carty joins us as an autos writer in Detroit. Sharon has been covering the auto industry since 2002. She has been at USA Today since 2004 and is the newspaper’s lead reporter on U.S. automakers. She also is a regular contributor to the newspaper’s popular Drive On blog. Sharon started covering the industry while at Dow Jones Newswires, which she joined as a copy editor in 2001. Before Dow Jones, she worked at Gannett’s Courier News/Home News Tribune newspapers in central New Jersey. She started her career at The Staten Island Advance.
Sharon was a double major in journalism and political science at Rutgers University and has participated in journalism fellowship programs in South Korea and India.
Sharon’s addition to our autos team will allow us to ramp up coverage even more of a global industry undergoing sweeping change. We want more reader-focused stories aimed at car buyers, investors and anyone who loves a good business story. Sharon starts Oct. 18.
Dana Wollman joins the technology team as a spot news reporter. Dana has worked at Laptop magazine since 2007. She has written extensively about the consumer technology industry, and her duties have included a monthly column on emerging technologies. She has written many product reviews – experience that will enhance an AP franchise. She also has been a regular contributor on technology trends to AOL’s popular women’s blog, Lemondrop.com.
Dana has a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University. She starts Oct. 19.