St. Louis Post-Dispatch names Brown its business editor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Gilbert Bailon and assistant managing editor Marcia Koenig sent out the following announcement:
We are pleased to announce that Lisa Brown will become our new business editor. Lisa has built a strong reputation as an authoritative journalist among area business leaders and Post-Dispatch readers.
She joined the PD in 2010, after spending five years at the St. Louis Business Journal. Prior to that, she reported for a business trade magazine and Pioneer Press newspapers in Chicago. Over the years she has covered beer, commercial real estate, development, local companies such as Energizer and Nestle Purina, and general business news.
Lisa is a St. Louis native who grew up in north St. Louis County and graduated from Washington University with a degree in English and political science. Not only was she a reporter for Student Life, the WashU student newspaper, she recently returned as an adjunct journalism instructor. She is currently wrapping up a master’s degree in journalism from Mizzou.
She and her wife Becky are the proud parents of 10-month-old Ben. In her “spare” time, Lisa enjoys mountain biking and running.
Lisa will start running the business department and Roland will shift to the Metro desk effective January 2. Lisa will report to Marcia Koenig.