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Life as a business journalist: Paths and opportunities

April 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Follow the money!

Think business reporting is only about poring over numbers on an Excel spreadsheet? Think again. Cronkite alum Andy Blye will tell you about his recent story that involved a magnificent hot air balloon ride while fellow Sun Devil Catherine Reagor will mention the $6.5 million mansion with an opulent wine room and man cave. And former New York Times financial correspondent Diana Henriques will regale you with details of how she played herself opposite Robert DeNiro in an HBO movie based on one of her books.

Moderated by Susan Lisovicz, former CNBC/CNN business correspondent and current visiting professor with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, with an intro and close by Reynolds Center Director Jeff Timmermans. A short activity will follow the discussion with the winner receiving an iPad.  


Diana B. Henriques

Diana B. Henriques, a former senior writer at The New York Times, is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, The Worst Day in Wall Street History and the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust. In 2005, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and won a George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize, and Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for her 2004 series exposing financial rip-offs of young military consumers. In May 2017, HBO released its film-length adaptation of The Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro starring in the title role and Ms. Henriques playing herself. Ms. Henriques is the author of three previous books, including Fidelity’s World, and is currently at work on a new work for Random House focusing on the New Deal’s pioneering regulation of Wall Street.

Andy Blye

Andy Blye is the technology and banking reporter at the Phoenix Business Journal, where he covers everything from early-stage startups to international tech giants. He earned his masters degree from the Cronkite School’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism in 2020. He previously served in the Peace Corps.

Catherine Reagor

Catherine Reagor is a senior real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic and the co-founder of


April 4, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism


First Amendment Forum
555 N Central Ave
Phoenix,AZ85004United States
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Our New Look
The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism is starting 2023 with a new look that we hope better illustrates our core mission to provide accurate and authoritative resources about business journalism, in order to help both reporters and news consumers understand the importance of business news and to demystify the sometimes arcane topics it covers.
Businesses, markets, and economies move in cycles – ups and downs – which is why our new logo contains a “candlestick” chart representing increases as well as downturns, and serves as a reminder that volatility is an unavoidable attribute of modern life. But it’s also possible to prepare for volatility by being well informed, and informing the general public to help level the information playing field is the primary goal of business journalism. The Reynolds Center is committed to supporting that goal, which is why the candlestick pattern in our logo merges directly into the name of our founding sponsor, Donald W. Reynolds.
Our new logo comes with a shorter name. Business is borderless, and understanding the global links in supply chains, trade, and flows of funds and people is essential to make sense of our fast-paced, globalized world. So we’re dropping the word “National” from our name and will aim to provide content that is applicable to business news globally.
We hope you like the new look. Best wishes for 2023!