NYT hires banking reporter from WSJ
by Chris Roush
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia sent out the following announcement earlier this week:
I am very pleased to announce that Jessica Silver-Greenberg is joining Business Day to cover banking.
Jessica has been a reporter at the Wall Street Journal since 2010 and in a short time there distinguished herself writing about consumer banking, focusing among other things on how financial institutions and credit collection agencies have used questionable tactics to aggressively pursue debtors.
Before working at the WSJ, Jessica was a reporter at BusinessWeek Magazine and Bloomberg News for three years, where she covered student lending, credit cards, commercial banks and the debt-buying industry. She wrote investigative stores about malfeasance in micro-credit organizations and deceptive marketing in college-health insurance plans, and co-authored a series on affinity credit cards.
Last year, Jessica won a Sabew award for her coverage of the billing practices by credit-card companies and a Newswomen’s Club of New York Award for Best Bylined Front Page Story for her article “For Consumer-Debt Collectors, Location Matters.” And she won a New York Press Club Award in 2009 for best consumer reporting for her coverage in BusinessWeek.
Jessica, who is a 2004 graduate of Princeton, grew up in Los Angeles. She lives in Brooklyn.
She will start in mid-March. Please join me in welcoming her to The Times.