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Life as a business journalist: Paths and opportunities
April 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
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 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 is a senior real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic and the co-founder of streetscout.com.