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FT’s Storbeck expected to take on new beat

Olaf Storbeck

Olaf Storbeck, the FT’s Frankfurt banking correspondent, is expected to take on the European Central Bank and Bundesbank beat for the publication.

Besides Germany’s financial sector, he covered the retail industry and — following a lot of work on the political and financial repercussions of the Wirecard fraud — has a focus on white-collar crime and whistleblowing.

Before joining the FT in 2017, he worked at a London-based columnist at Reuters Breakingviews for five years and was named Reuters Journalist of the year in 2015 in the commentary category for his opinion pieces about the Volkswagen diesel scandal. A German citizen, he started his career at Germany’s business and financial daily Handelsblatt after graduating from the Cologne School of Journalism and studying Economics at the University of Cologne.

Olaf was part of the teams which in 2020 won two Loeb Awards (“Breaking News” and “Investigative”) and the Press Gazette British Journalism Award in the “Best Business Journalism” category.

Chris Roush

Chris Roush was the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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