How covering monetary policy and financial regulation means knocking on doors
David Beckwith of Macro Musings interviewed Victoria Guida, a reporter for Politico where she covers monetary policy and financial regulation.
Here is an excerpt:
David Beckwith: How did you become a financial journalist?
Victoria Guida: Yeah, so I kind of fell into it. I majored in political science and journalism in college, so no particular focus on economics and finance, but the first couple of internships I had were business reporting internships and then I worked at the Charlotte Observer briefly after college in a business reporting role. And you know Charlotte is a big banking town, so that was sort of my first taste of that. And then when I came to Washington, I started out covering trade policy, so different area of economics, and I covered that for four years and that’s how I found my way to Politico. Because they hired me for my trade expertise. And after I’d been covering trade policy for a while I felt like I sort of had understood this very small niche of the economy, and I wanted to understand more broadly how finance worked and so I … there was an opening here at Politico and I jumped at it, so I’ve been covering it ever since.
David: Yeah, and you have a really neat sounding job. You literally … well, I think you do. Let me ask you this … you walk the halls of Congress, you knock on doors, you make calls, is that part of your job?
Victoria Guida: That all sounds right, yeah.
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