Ex-WSJer Eavis to join NYT

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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Peter Eavis, who was with The Wall Street Journal from January 2008 until September 2010, is joining the business desk of The New York Times.

An email announcement from Times business editor Larry Ingrassia and Dealbook.com editor at large Andrew Ross Sorkin states:

We are delighted to announce that Peter Eavis will be joining The Times to cover a variety of finance and markets issues for DealBook and BusinessDay.

We have long been fans of his work at TheStreet.com, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. Peter brings a probing eye as he explores the corporate finance and markets. At TheStreet, Peter won a Loeb Award for commentary in 2005 for articles spelling out the accounting troubles at Fannie Mae before they were on regulators’ radar screen.

More recently, writing the Heard on the Street for The Journal, he was among the first to raise red flags about European sovereign debt.

Pieces like these have given Peter a great reputation among colleagues, competitors and subjects as an insightful journalist with savvy reporting and analytical skills. He also has a reputation for being an energetic team player who is eager to share ideas and knowledge. We believe he can play an important role in elevating our coverage of finance and in helping our reporting on the markets at such a tumultuous time.

Peter joins the large tribe of NYT journalists who were born in Canada. Peter, though, is a British national and a graduate of Leeds University.  He has also lived in the Caribbean, Indonesia, Prague and Ames, Iowa. For two and a half years, Peter left journalism to pastor a church on the Upper West Side. He is an avid soccer player, and plays for Geezers F.C., an Upper West Side team that typically kicks off at dawn in Riverside Park. He is also a passionate, twice-published photographer, and refuses to use anything but film. Peter lives on the Upper West Side, with his wife, Phoebe Louis Dreyfus, two children, 13 and 7, one dog, two cats and two guinea pigs.

Please welcome Peter when he joins us in the new year.