Real estate reporter Wotapka leaves WSJ
Dawn Wotapka, who has covered real estate for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, left the news organization earlier this week.
Wotapka is also a board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, but is not running for re-election later this month.
“As far as journalism jobs go, how do you top The Wall Street Journal?” said Wotapka in an email to Talking Biz News. “It has been a blast, but I’ve decided to take a break from deadlines and figure out my next step. I’ll let you where I end up.”
Wotapka had been with Dow Jones for nearly seven years, covering home builders, apartment owners, student housing operators and other real-estate players. Before that, she worked for the Long Island Business News.
She also spent four-plus years as a reporter for The (Raleigh) News & Observer, and interned on the business news desks of the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News.
Wotapka is a graduate of New York University and N.C. State University.