Media Movers: Catching up with Bisnow’s Mark Bonner

Welcome to the last Media Movers column of 2023! It has been a great year featuring interviews with journalists from a variety of backgrounds and publications. We’re wrapping it up with Mark F. Bonner, EIC and vice president of content for Bisnow, a real estate publication. So many journalists get caught up in the race […]

Media Movers: Author and longtime finance journalist John Wasik

Many people think they have a book in them. John Wasik had 19 – and counting. Wasik is one of the most prolific authors that I’ve ever encountered. In addition to the double-digit book count, he’s also penned more than 1,000 stories. But, as I learned from our discussion, writing books isn’t a ticket to […]

Media Movers: Charter’s Kevin Delaney

When I started this column, I expected it to be filled with routine Q&As about reporting, writing and editing. But I’ve found that journalists are so much more than that. The biggest surprise for me has been the entrepreneurial sprit that I’ve found. It is fueled by dreamers and risk-takers who, in some cases, leave […]

Media Movers: Fox Weather’s Ian Oliver

Ian Oliver loves weather. Why does that matter in business? Weather drives business. Cold drives people to buy hats and gloves. Heat fuels sunscreen and swimsuit orders. Preparing for extreme conditions sends everyone scrambling to their local store. Cleaning up after snow and storms does the same and also leads to more business for clean-up […]

Media Movers: Mother Jones’ Jamilah King

Some people leave a publication and never look back. Jamilah King actually went back. She recently returned to Mother Jones as editorial director, coming from BuzzFeed, where she was managing editor and deputy inequality editor. At BuzzFeed,  she integrated various business and editorial operations, spearheaded a direct sales program that generated significant revenue and edited a […]

Media Movers: The New York Times’ Rich Barbieri

Rich Barbieri has an interesting version of lucky that involves paying rent with credit cards while working odd jobs. During this time, he was planting the seeds for at top-tier career that now has him working as an editor at The New York Times. He’s previously worked at CNN — where he managed an astounding […]

Dawn Wotapka reflects on a year of TBN Media Movers columns

Editor’s note: TBN columnist Dawn Wotapka has linked below to some of her best Media Movers columns this past year. Take some for a spin — they are, one and all, engaging looks into the lives and careers of journalism rock stars. Dawn is one, too — but there are certain guidelines about interviewing one’s […]

Media Movers: Pulitzer finalist Janelle Nanos of the Boston Globe

  Sometimes stories can be turned around in a few hours. Others can take a decade. While such long-lead pieces are few and far between, Janelle Nanos’ investigative project, “Kate Price remembers something terrible,” was a 2023 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and received the Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage […]

Media Movers: The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Sharif Durhams

When I attended N.C. State University, our student newspaper was a melting pot of engineering students and others who weren’t looking for a school with a stellar journalism school. Those students went to the University of North Carolina, our chief rival. Back in those days, I started hearing about an up-and-coming superstar: Sharif Durhams. I’ve […]

Media Movers: CNBC’s Kelli Grant

Being a beat journalist comes with a special gift: You are instantly viewed as an expert in your topic. Kelli Grant decided to become a true expert in personal finance. She is among the first working journalists to earn the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, which recognizes financial advisors who meet education, experience, and ethics […]