Axios hires Salmon, Brown to cover finance and markets
Axios has hired business journalists Felix Salmon and Courtenay Brown to cover finance and markets, reports Joe Pompeo of Vanity Fair.
Pompeo writes, “The latest beneficiary of this hiring spree, I can reveal, is Felix Salmon, the longtime financial columnist and inveterate provocateur. Salmon’s musings on Wall Street, money, and media have made him a hot get for past employers ranging from Condé Nast Portfolio, to Reuters, to Fusion, where he was reportedly being generously compensated before he resigned, rather cryptically, at the beginning of the year, as Fusion Media Group was beginning to implode.
“Most recently, Salmon has been hosting Slate’s Money podcast, a gig he’ll maintain as he launches a Sunday newsletter in the style of Swan’s Sneak Peek. The new tip sheet will be called Axios Edge, with ‘a focus on market trends, business, and economics,’ as a spokesperson put it to me. With Axios Edge, the company is signaling an expansion of its coverage of markets and finance, an effort that also will include CNBC alumna Courtenay Brown, another fresh recruit.”
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