Illinois paper hires business reporter
Brenden Moore has been hired as a business reporter for the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois.
Executive editor Angie Muhs writes, “Careful readers of the SJ-R will already recognize Moore’s byline. Since January, he has been covering the Statehouse for us as an intern in the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting program. While there, he covered the many gun bills being debated, several other legislative topics and assisted in coverage of the March primary elections.
“In May, he received his master’s degree in the program. We’ve been so pleased with his work that we offered him a job.
“Moore will be focusing on coverage of our local business community, economic development issues and the state’s economy. He is from suburban Chicago and is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago.
“‘I am thrilled to join the SJ-R on a full-time basis and continue working alongside a talented group of reporters,’ Moore said. ‘I will do my best to hold those in power to account and keep the capital city informed.'”
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