Minneapolis econ reporter moves to city hall beat
Adam Belz, economics reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has moved to the paper’s metro desk to cover Minneapolis City Hall.
Belz joined the Star Tribune in 2012, after stints at the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Des Moines Register.
His first full-time newspaper job was at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after he started there as a summer intern in May 2006. He wrote a lot of briefs about car accidents, and covered floods, murders, kidnapping, county government, FEMA, tornadoes, house fires, and an immigration raid.
In 2010 the Register hired him as a metro reporter, then shifted him to the financial services beat. He learned about business by covering banks and insurance. He also occasionally wrote for the Money section of USA Today.
A four-part series Belz worked on with photographer David Joles won a 2014 SABEW Best in Business award.
He’s a graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.