NYT staffer moving to biz desk
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia made the following announcement to the staff on Friday:
“I am pleased to announced that David K – as in David Kocieniewski, not THE David Cay (Johnston) – will move to Business Day to cover taxes.
“We are expecting that our new David K. will bring the same insight and enterprise to covering the tax system and how it works – as well as how it doesn’t – as did the original David Cay, whose stellar reporting on taxes helped define how this critical beat should be covered.
“Covering the nation’s tax system – who pays, who doesn’t, who evades (legally and illegally), how the I.R.S. works – is especially important now, at a time when national, state and municipal government find their expenses rising and their revenue pinched.
“David K., who has been a reporter on the Times Metro desk since 1995 and has focused on law enforcement, corruption and its offshoot, the New Jersey government, has shown the ability since he arrived to dig up difficult-to-get stories and tell them in a compelling way.
“Most recently, of course, he broke stories about Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel accepting four rent-controlled apartments and using his position as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee to preserve a billion-dollar tax loophole for a company that pledged $1 million to build a college in the Congressman’s honor.
“David K. also has written many other notable stories since he began covering New Jersey in 1998, when he transferred to the Trenton bureau and where he worked as a reporter and bureau chief and on special projects.”