Oregonian names new biz editor
by Chris Roush
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Peter Bhatia, the editor of The Oregonian in Portland, made the following announcement to the staff:
Happy to announce that Scott Nelson is returning to the enterprise team as business editor. His appointment will help us as we work to beef up that coverage and in filling the two business-reporting jobs posted last week. We’re grateful to Scott for his effective efforts in leading the launch of our Portland hyperlocal work.
It wasn’t our intention to move him again so quickly, but the opportunity arose and he was pleased to take it. He has worked successfully in business in the past, for the better part of his eight years at the paper.
Scott’s varied experiences here and elsewhere will serve us well, including being embedded in Iraq while at the Boston Globe, working as personal finance editor of the Tampa Tribune and earning an MBA at the University of Maryland.
As online enterprise editor at The Oregonian, Nelson was responsible for helping develop new revenue streams at the Pacific Northwest’s largest paper. He previously served as deputy business editor and breaking news editor.