Chozick joining NY Times biz desk as writer at large
New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Monday:
I’m pleased to announce that Amy Chozick has returned from book leave and joined Business Day as a writer at large. Amy will focus on writing feature stories, on a variety of topics, that will appear in Sunday Business, Styles and elsewhere in the paper.
We all know that Amy’s heart has always been at BizDay. Even as she raced through 48 states, covering the Clinton campaign, she was pining to come back to us.
Amy joined The Times in 2011 as a media reporter. She covered the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloids and wrote about the intersection of media and politics, her two favorite topics after the State of Texas.
As a politics reporter, Amy had the usual campaign trail experiences. When she got engaged, President Obama offered to send out the F.B.I. and Secret Service to check out her fiancé. Along the way, she met celebs from Charlie Rose to Kevin Spacey. President Trump has called her a “third-rate reporter,” and Vogue described her as looking “much younger than her 37 years.” (The magazine also said she “exudes the conspicuous authority of someone raised in Texas and trained in New York.”)
I met Amy when she was at The Wall Street Journal, where she became a master of the (usually) lighthearted A-hed. She wrote about cankles, hymen repair and cars. As a foreign correspondent, she was shamed by her Tokyo neighbors for putting her garbage in the wrong place — “We know who you are, Amy Chozick” — and confessed about it in print. And she wrote about rediscovering the shaved ice of her youth (in Texas) while living in Japan.
“When I worked with Amy, I was constantly amazed at her range, how she toggled so smoothly from breaking news, to colorful features, to lively first-person pieces, deep investigative stories and soft style pieces,” says Bill Brink.
I’m not sure what else to say about Amy except that her memoir about how 10 years of covering Hillary Clinton helped shape her 20s and 30s will be published in April and can be preordered on Amazon now.
And did I mention that she’s from Texas?