MarketWatch adds Albrecht to personal finance team
MarketWatch.com personal finance editor Quentin Fottrell sent out the following staff announcement on Thursday:
I’d like to introduce you all to Leslie Albrecht, the latest addition to the Personal Finance team. Leslie has both a colorful and rock solid background in journalism — the old-fashioned kind. She started out as a city reporter for the Merced Sun-Star in California, reporting on city government, poverty and the real-estate boom and bust, where she also wrote a weekly political gossip column. Leslie then moved to The Modesto Bee, covering city government and the police beat. She arrived in New York in 2010, went online full-time as a reporter for DNAinfo in Brooklyn, covering Park Slope, Gowanus and Windsor Terrace.
Leslie brings a combination of humor, social justice and boots-on-the-ground reporting.
Check out her feature about looking for love at the rodeo (yes, the rodeo): Achy Breaky Hearts Aflutter in Oakdale and her investigation into how Modesto consistently neglected a neighborhood in the poor part of town: Modesto Airport Area Still Isn’t At Top of Government’s To-Do List. This piece for DNAinfo reminds us that the kind of quirky stories we like here at PF are sometimes right under our nose: Barclays Center’s ‘Signature Scent’ Tickles Noses, Curiosity. And Leslie also notices the kind of telling details that we love: Accused Park Slope Drug Dealer Used Traffic Cones to Save Parking Spaces.
Please join me in welcoming Leslie, who I know will be a great addition to our team.