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Wendy Lee KPCC radio
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KPCC’s Wendy Lee on transitioning from print to radio

By on Mar 13, 2014

As a reporter for 89.3 KPCC public radio, Wendy Lee helps Southern California commuters and visitors to the station’s website to better understand how business and economic stories affect their lives—and sometimes in under 90 seconds. Listening to Wendy Lee’s friendly voice, public radio fans learn about things like Hite Jinro, a beer from South […]

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Karen E. Klein 5 questions
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Small business columnist Karen E. Klein on obstacles, benefits of freelancing

Over the past 25 years, Karen E. Klein successfully reinvented herself from full-time reporter to full-time freelancer. In the process, she established herself as an authority on small business trends and landed contracts with the likes of Businessweek and the Los Angeles Times. The past quarter-century also brought some uncertain times to the freelance and […]

Sal Rodriguez Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times’ Sal Rodriguez on setting yourself apart as a tech reporter

Salvador Rodriguez graduated from Arizona State University just in 2012, but he’s already made a name for himself as Lead Reporter at the Los Angeles Times’ Tech Now blog. Rodriguez’s interest in technology reporting began when he interned at the Times two years ago. Now a full time employee, Rodriguez covers tech giants like Facebook, […]

Freelance journalist Megan Kamerick on establishing a financial foundation
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Freelance journalist Megan Kamerick on establishing a financial foundation

From real estate and economic development to tourism and the creative economy, Megan Kamerick has dabbled in almost every business beat. In her 20-year career, she has been a business reporter and editor at the San Antonio Business Journal, the New Orleans CityBusiness and, most recently, the New Mexico Business Weekly. She has won multiple […]

Forbes' Richard Behar on travel, profiles and investigative financial journalism
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Forbes’ Richard Behar on travel, profiles and investigative financial journalism

Throughout his career, Richard Behar has traveled to more than 40 countries and written award-winning investigative pieces for Forbes, Time and Fortune magazines and a wide-range of other publications. In 2008, SABEW awarded him the “Best in Business Award” for an enterprise piece he wrote in the sub-Sahara for Fast Company magazine called “China Storms […]

Investment guru Sheldon Jacobs shares advice on covering the stock market
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Investment guru Sheldon Jacobs shares advice on covering the stock market

Sheldon Jacobs knew he wouldn’t make it as a traditional business reporter, so he built a career providing expert investment advice to the general public. In 1974, he launched a monthly mutual-fund newsletter, The No-Load Fund Investor, and wrote his way to the top.  Jacobs said there were several other publications specializing in no-loads when he started […]

Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal
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WSJ’s Russell Gold shares his roadmap for covering the energy beat

Whether he’s covering energy, oil prices, commodities or hurricanes, Russell Gold finds a way to connect with his readers. It was love that brought Gold to his current job as an energy beat reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Austin. He was a reporter first for the San Antonio Express-News before joining the Journal’s energy […]

Bloomberg News' Angela Greiling Keane on navigating the auto beat
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Bloomberg News’ Angela Greiling Keane on navigating the auto beat

Angela Greiling Keane’s reporting has taken her to the crowded intersection where autos, technology and government merge. As a Bloomberg News reporter in Washington D.C., her beat includes transportation, auto-industry regulation and the U.S. Postal Service.  Her dogged reporting earned her a Loeb finalist spot this year in the explanatory category for the story “End […]

Reuters' Luke Baker on building a career as an international business correspondent
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Reuters’ Luke Baker on building a career as an international business correspondent

Luke Baker’s career has taken him all over the globe to report on everything from film festivals and football tournaments to the conflict in Congo and the Angolan Civil War. Now Baker has landed in Brussels where he covers finance and politics and serves as bureau chief. He is also a co-author of “Untold Stories […]