OC Register hires economy reporter

by
Margot Roosevelt

Economy reporter Margot Roosevelt is the latest addition to the Orange County Register’s business staff.

Eric Morgan of The Register writes, “‘I’m excited to join the Register, one of the most dynamic newspapers in the country right now,’ Roosevelt said. ‘The economy beat is a great way to explore many aspects of Orange County, including workplace trends, jobs and how local companies and workers grapple with a constantly changing world of work.’

“Fluent in Spanish and French, Roosevelt is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years reporting experience at major news outlets across the U.S. and abroad. She joins the Register from Reuters, where she wrote in-depth pieces on the 2012 Presidential campaign throughout the year.

“Prior to that, Roosevelt served as an environment reporter at the Los Angeles Times from 2007 to 2011, where she covered climate change policy and science, air pollution and developments in alternative energy. In that role, she traveled the world – including Copenhagen and Cancun for global climate talks, Brazil for stories on the Amazon and carbon trading, and Alaska to write about Arctic climate change.

“In 2010, Roosevelt won an award for climate change science reporting from the American Meteorological Society.

“From 1994 to 2007, Roosevelt served as a National Correspondent at Time Magazine, covering politics, environment, energy, food, agriculture, business, crime, labor, race, trade, education and immigration stories.”

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