Ex-CNBC reporter publishes novel featuring business reporter
A former CNBC reporter, Jeff Leshay, has published a novel that features as its protagonist a business journalist involved in a oil market scheme.
Jackie Pilosopph of the Chicago Sun-Times writes, “”Dangerous Trades’ is the story of a business reporter who is unwittingly drawn into a fraud scheme in the oil markets and has to return to his passion for investigative reporting to absolve himself of guilt, to save his career and possibly his life.
“Written in the vein of two of his favorite authors, Christopher Reich and Stephen Frey, Leshay said completing his 400-page novel was a long process, and he used the notes he took in the ‘90s, going through several drafts before the book was published.
“‘It sheds light on the excitement of television news rooms and the volatile financial trading world within the context of a page turning thriller that raises real world questions,’ said Leshay, who holds a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, spent 10 years in the television news business and whose last business reporting job was at WFLD, Chicago.
“Dangerous Trades isn’t Leshay’s first published work. In 1993, he wrote ‘How to Launch Your Career in TV News,’ which was published by VGM Career Books and acclaimed by the academic community.”
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