Professor hired as Orange County Biz Journal editor
Pete Weitzner, who has been a professor at Chapman University and director of its broadcast journalism program, has been named the new editor of the Orange County Business Journal.
He replaces Jerry Sullivan, who left to become editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Weitzner will continue to teach a course at Chapman.
He has been at Chapman since September 1997 and has launched Orange County’s only live TV-news program. He has also been the host and produced for 12 years a weekly show, Chapman Business Report, crewed and reported entirely by current and former students.
Weitzner has also been a business/political reporter at OCN, Orange County’s 24-hour news channel, and a business reporter for UPN/LA. He was also the business anchor for KOCE’s “Real Orange,” and a business analyst for KTTV-Fox11, both of which air throughout Southern California.
Weitzner has a bachelors degree in economics from Rutgers University and a master’s in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University.