New president of NY Financial Writers elected
Sheila Mullan, a senior bond reporter at Market News International, was elected president of the New York Financial Writers Association earlier this week.
Mullan, who covers the U.S. Treasury bond market, had been vice president of the organization during the last year. She has also worked as a freelance writer at the New York Times and New York Post’s Sunday business news sections, and as an IPO reporter at IFR magazine in New York and Hong Kong, and a bond analyst at Standard & Poor’s MMS in Hong Kong.
In a 2005 interview with the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mullan said her job is difficult when the market is active.
“The hardest part is reaching traders to interview them when the market is plunging or rallying because they’re very busy just then,” she said. “A wire service is minute-by-minute news, so you must get the news somehow. But it’s also a lot of fun because it’s very exciting.”
Mullan, who has been at Market News for more than a decade, replaces Britt Erica Tunick, who was president for 2006-07. She is a senior editor for Alpha, a monthly magazine covering the hedge fund industry. Steve Gelsi, a reporter for MarketWatch, was elected vice president.