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Scott Gurvey

Scott Gurvey helped blaze the trail for business journalism on television and online. In his longtime role as New York Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent for public television’s Nightly Business Report (“NBR”) Gurvey covered the financial markets, business and the economy for the first and longest-running daily program dedicated to financial news on broadcast television. Gurvey has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Princeton University with a certificate for the Program for Science in Human Affairs, a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has taught journalism at Loyola University of Chicago and has lectured, participated in panel discussions and advised students at Princeton, Columbia and New York University. He has also worked for CBS and NBC and has written for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

My Latest Articles

Business reporters can get up to speed on the indexes with this quick explainer.

Financial market reporting, Part 7: Indexes

Business reporters can get up to speed on market indexes with a backgrounder on the Dow and S&PIn my first Financial Market Reporting piece, I complained that many reporters make

There's more than one unemployment figure each month. Here's how to dig into the report. (Image by "pixel2013" via pixabay CCO Public Domain)

Jobs number, part 2: Digging in

Proper reporting of the monthly employment report takes work. Read the BLS analysis. Along with notes and footnotes, it will explain factors which may have influenced the report. Report on

The monthly jobs number is transparent, and a little tricky. (Image by "skeeze" via pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Jobs number, part 1: Transparency and trends

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Report for February on March 10, showing a healthy 235,000 gain in payroll employment. Asked what President Trump thought about the numbers,

Options are one type of derivative, allowing investors to bet on the short-term movement of a stock. ("Alt Option Apple" image by "CJ SOrg" via flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Financial market reporting, part 6: Derivatives

Defining derivatives and options Now we are going to discuss investment vehicles that are derived from others, appropriately called derivatives. Investors do not own the underlying asset, but bet on how

Danger, business journalist, danger! Image by "diegoattorney" via pixabay CCO Public Domain.

Insider trading and the business reporter

There is a little landmine hidden in the law just waiting to trap the unsuspecting business journalist. Jail could be the result. The law and journalism are so closely connected

Financial market reporting, Part 2: IPOs

The day a company first sells stock shares to the public marks a right of passage. The initial public offering or IPO means the company is able to meet the

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