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Tanya Rivero

WSJ hires Rivero to anchor WSJ Live


The Wall Street Journal has hired Tanya Rivero as an anchor and reporter for WSJ Live.

Rivero was most recently a correspondent and anchor with ABC News Now where she reported on daily breaking news, as well as the financial news of the day with a live Wall Street Opening Bell segment. In addition, she anchored Good Morning America Heath, was a fill-in anchor on Good Morning America and GMA Weekend. As a reporter she filed for World News, Nightline and Good Morning America.

“Tanya is an important part of our strategy to move our video journalism to the next level of excellence,” said Chris Cramer, the Journal’s global head of video, in a statement. “With a deep business background, coupled with an intimate understanding of arts and culture, Tanya will further our emphasis on multi-platform storytelling.”

A graduate from Yale University, Rivero also holds a M.S. from the Columbia University School of Journalism. Before pursuing journalism, Riverowas a Corps de Ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet.

WSJ Live offers more than 100 hours of original video content per month – distributed on 30 platforms including WSJ.com, Apple TV, YouTube and Roku.

Josh Freed

AP biz reporter Freed leaving for PR job


Doug Glass, the news editor for the Associated Press in Minnesota and Wisconsin, sent out the following staff announcement on Wednesday:

I’m writing to let you know that Josh Freed is leaving AP, and Minneapolis, to work for American Airlines’ media operation in Dallas. It’s a good fit for Josh, who became an airline expert during several years on that beat for the business vertical before recently transitioning to a financial services beat.

Although we lost Josh to the vertical long ago, those of us in Minneapolis will really miss his presence. He was such a great and helpful resource any time we handled a story that touched on aviation or airlines. I also consulted Josh often for the business expertise he developed during several years covering Minnesota’s top companies.

During that period pre-vertical, Josh was obviously a huge part of our operation. The big story that sticks in my mind was the 2005 Red Lake shootings, when he teamed with Amy Forliti to be our boots on the ground. It was a very difficult assignment, but he handled it with aplomb, as he did so many others.

Josh will be around for a few weeks before he leaves town for Dallas, so we must look forward to a post-work gathering soon to send him off.

Freed’s note to his colleagues stated:

I’m leaving AP after 13 years for something new, but on my way out the door I just wanted to say how proud I have been to work with you all, and to be an AP Newsman. It has truly been a privilege.

Dionne Searcey

NYTimes biz desk hires Searcey from WSJ


New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:

We’re pleased to announce that Dionne Searcey of the Wall Street Journal is coming to BizDay to write about the economy.

For the past four years, Dionne has been an investigative reporter for the Journal’s Page One enterprise team, and before that was the paper’s national legal correspondent and its telecom reporter. She has also worked at Newsday, the Seattle Times and Chicago Tribune.

Dionne contributed to an award-winning series in 2011 that examined the Social Security disability program, and most recently wrote a series about fraud in asbestos claims that was based on her exclusive access to a database of privileged legal and medical records.  She has an eye for quirky angles and details that has made her a regular contributor to the Journal’s signature A-hed feature, including one about a convention of twins in Ohio where she revealed that fraternal twins suffer from an inferiority complex. “Some fraternal twins and their parents think identical twins have all the fun,” she wrote.

As these things go, Dionne is the mother of 6-year-old identical twin girls (and their older brother), is married to the climate change program director for the Wildlife Conservation Society (his office is near the sea lion pool at the Bronx Zoo) and grew up in a town in Nebraska that was so small that she signed her name at the grocery store instead of paying on the spot. “My kids’ Brooklyn elementary school is far bigger than the population of my entire hometown,” Dionne said.

Dionne studied journalism and French at the University of Nebraska. and took her first big-city job as a cop reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. “I arrived at my first murder scene on my Chicago crime beat after being raised in Nebraska where police checks on barking dogs still make my hometown newspaper,” she said.

Dionne will join Nelson Schwartz and Shaila Dewan in covering the national economy later this month. Barking dogs beware.

Brad Foss

Foss promoted to AP deputy biz editor


Brad Foss, an assistant business editor who has helped direct The Associated Press’ coverage of the global economy for the past five years, has been promoted to deputy business editor.

An AP story states. “In his new role, Foss will shape the daily business report and work with the department’s editors to deliver even more exclusives and ambitious enterprise stories. He will remain based in Washington, D.C.

“‘Brad is a strong editor and leader. He is committed to providing members and customers with breaking news, scoops and distinctive stories that consumers and investors covet,’ said Business Editor Kevin Shinkle, who announced the appointment Wednesday. ‘Under his direction, we have been a leader in coverage of the economy. Now Brad will be able to apply his skills, energy and passion to all of AP’s business coverage.’

“Foss, 41 and a native of Roslyn, N.Y., joined the AP in New York in 1999 as an editor in the multimedia department. He later worked as night supervisor in business news and as an energy and transportation reporter, before becoming a financial news editor in Washington. As the editor of AP’s Financial Impact initiative, he led an effort to expand AP’s financial news coverage across 50 states. He became an assistant business editor in 2009.”

Read more here.

Tony Munroe

Reuters names new Korea bureau chief


Jean Yoon, regional editor for Asia for Reuters, sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:

I am delighted to announce that Tony Munroe has been appointed Bureau Chief, Korea, where he will oversee a multimedia news operation in Seoul that covers everything from the feudal regime in North Korea to global technology powerhouse Samsung.

Tony has spent most of his Reuters career in Asia and is currently bureau chief in Mumbai, where he has covered stories ranging from monetary policy to India’s nascent gaming industry to the mysterious Sahara conglomerate.

Before moving to India in 2009, Tony was based for nine years in Hong Kong, where he started as a technology correspondent, then headed the Greater China company news team before leading the Asia investment desk, where he launched the DEALTALK format. Throughout his time in Hong Kong, Tony covered the workings of multi-billionaire Li Ka-shing and his corporate empire.

A native of Washington, D.C., Tony joined Reuters in 1998 in Boston after working for newspapers. Outside of the newsroom, Tony enjoys reading and running — also known as avoiding Mumbai traffic — and is looking forward to hiking in the hills of Seoul with his two dogs. He will take on his new posting on June 2 and report to me.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David Chance for his superb leadership and firm grasp of the key stories from two Koreas. We will miss his sharp news judgment and sense of humour.

Please join me in congratulating Tony on his new appointment and wishing David all the best in his new role as the economics editor for the Americas. David leaves for Washington in May.

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Reuters names new social media editor


Dan Colarusso, executive editor of digital at Reuters, sent out the following staff hire announcement on Tuesday:

We’re extremely happy to announce that Cassandra Garrison is joining Reuters.com as our Social Media/Live News Editor. She’ll be reporting to Managing Editor Brian Tracey.

Cassandra was previously Digital Managing Editor for Metro New York/Boston/Philadelphia, where she oversaw all online content and social media initiatives. Together with the online team, she was responsible for transitioning Metro, a daily newspaper, into a digital-first operation. Before moving into editorial management at Metro, she cut her teeth as a reporter covering events like Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 London Olympics and Hurricane Sandy.

Cassandra, a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, began her career at WJET/WFXP in Erie, Penn., as a reporter and later anchor of the market’s top-rated morning news program.

Outside of journalism, she will become yet another Reuters.com team member who is an avid runner, as she participated in her first NYC Marathon last year.

Cassandra starts April 7. Please join us in welcoming her to her new job.

Mike Stone

Reuters hires new M&A reporter


Soyoung Kim, who oversees mergers and acquisitions coverage for Reuters in the Americas, sent out the following staff hire announcement on Tuesday:

I’m very excited to announce that Mike Stone has joined the New York M&A team as a reporter focused on energy, financial institutions and real estate. Mike is joining Reuters from M&A focused news service Dealreporter, which was part of the Financial Times Group until recently and now owned by private equity firm BC Partners. At Dealreporter, Mike covered consumer and retail M&A and broke the news that KKR was in talks to buy Del Monte Group for $4 billion, among other exclusives.

Mike, who is starting today and will report to me, will be working closely together with Reuters M&A reporters around the globe as well as other journalists who are driving our financial institutions, energy and natural resources coverage. Please welcome Mike to the newsroom!

Stone has a bachelor’s from Bard College and a master’s from New School University.

Business North Carolina

Business North Carolina names Mildenberg new editor


Business North Carolina, a monthly business magazine based in Charlotte, has named David Mildenberg as its new editor.

In a posting on Facebook, Mildenberg wrote:

I started a new job today as editor of Business North Carolina in Charlotte. It is a monthly business magazine started in 1982 by Whitney Shaw, now CEO of American City Business Journals Inc. David Kinney has led the magazine for most of its history, producing smart, fearless journalism. I’m joining David and a great team. It was a privilege to work for Bloomberg News for seven years. It is the world’s best journalism organization.

Mildenberg joined the Business North Carolina staff as managing editor in 1990 and was executive editor when he left in 1994.

“After a 20-year absence, it’s great to have David back. During the two decades he was gone, he gained a wealth of experience that will prove valuable to our staff and readers,” says editor in chief David Kinney, who  has been the magazine’s top editor since 1987.  “Nobody knows North Carolina business like David Mildenberg, and he’s the right fit to lead Business North Carolina into a new era.”

Mildenberg had been covering Texas news for Bloomberg from its Austin bureau. He previously covered finance news for Bloomberg based in Charlotte. Before that, he was a reporter for the Charlotte Business Journal and an editor at the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh.

He is a Northwestern graduate and has an MBA from UNC-Charlotte.


Samual Brittan

FT’s Brittan retiring after almost 50 years


After almost five decades at the Financial Times, economic commentator Samuel Brittan is retiring.

In a rare video interview, Brittan sat down with FT editor Lionel Barber to reflect on the biggest stories in the period, and his time at the newspaper.

Quartz launch

Quartz hires new website developer


Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following staff hire announcement on Monday:

Micah Ernst starts today as our product engineering director. He comes from Time, where he was manager of web development and oversaw the recent relaunch of Time.com. Micah has led development of projects there including Time.com’s earlier responsive design and a Google Glass photo app for Life, and has deep experience in the Javascript and WordPress technology powering qz.com.

Micah earlier worked as a developer for marketing and academic organizations, and has an IT degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. While a student, he won the Verizon Fios Grand Tournament videogame competition, coming in first out of more than 6,000 players. One of Micah’s colleagues at Time reached out to me last week to praise him and say “You made the right choice.” Follow him on Twitter at @micahwave

With Micah’s joining, we’re reinforcing our top-notch engineering team and its ability to do more industry-leading work. We’re looking to quickly fill our expansion developer slot, and accelerate progress on projects including the qz.com refresh and new Quartz products.

Please join me in welcoming Micah.