Coster joining Reuters media/telecoms team
Kenneth Li, U.S. editor in charge of media and telecoms coverage at Reuters, sent out the following announcement on Monday:
Helen Coster joins the media and telecoms team as Media Correspondent, tackling the biggest business stories of the day. She will focus on high impact spot and enterprise stories with a focus on how technology is transforming the media and entertainment industries. She will report to U.S. Media and Telecoms Editor Kenneth Li.
She joins us from the Commentary team, where she has been a Senior Editor since 2013. In this role she has edited Bethany McLean, Jack Shafer and Pulitzer Prize-winners David Rohde and Tim Weiner, among others.
Prior to Reuters, Helen worked as a Senior Writer at Forbes, where she reported on a wide range of enterprise and breaking news topics. She profiled Zappos and Diapers.com before they were acquired by Amazon, scored an exclusive interview with Carlos Slim before he was a household name, and exposed pyramid schemes and other deceptive practices across multiple industries.
In 2010 she won an International Reporting Project Fellowship and traveled to Bolivia to report on foreign policy, child labor and public health.
She has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker online, the Washington Post and other publications and has reported from six countries, including Pakistan, India and Greece.
A graduate of Princeton University, she lives outside New York City with her husband and two sons.