WSJ hires Podkul from ProPublica
Cezary Podkul, a reporter at ProPublica covering New York, has been hired by The Wall Street Journal for its financial enterprise team.
He will start in July.
Previously, he worked as a reporter at Reuters specializing in data-driven news stories.
His work with Carrick Mollenkamp for Reuters’s “Uneasy Money” series was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He has covered energy and commodities and the private equity industry, among other beats, after leaving investment banking in 2008 to pursue journalism.
Since July 2015, he has spearheaded ProPublica’s reporting on state and local New York City issues, including regulators’ failure to enforce rent laws.
Cezary earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and is a 2011 alumnus of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, where he won the Melvin Mencher Prize for Superior Reporting.
He won SABEW’s 2015 honor as the best business journalist under 30 and is adept with data visualization.