Oregonian hires new biz reporter
by Chris Roush
Andrew Theen has been hired as a business reporter for The Oregonian.
Theen writes, “I am a new reporter covering small business in your fine city. I’m an Oregonian coming to you most recently from Bloomberg News in New York. There, I wrote about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at the Ivy Leagues and the trend of banning bottled water on college campuses.
“Prior to Bloomberg, I studied at Northwestern University’s Medill graduate journalism program in Chicago and Washington DC. On a fellowship at Medill, I teamed up with fellow reporters to investigate Reserve and National Guard health care woes over the past decade of war. That was a powerful and educational experience.
“I liked it out East, but my heart was in Oregon. This is, after all, home.
“Growing up in Medford gives me a special understanding about the Oregon outside of the Willamette Valley. I think Hillsboro residents can relate – there’s a whole big, exciting and innovative section of our great state on the Sunset Highway.”
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