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SABEW installs Hanford as president

April 24, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Desiree Hanford

Desiree Hanford, assistant professor and director of academic integrity and appeals at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, was installed as the new president of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing during its annual conference board meeting on April 22 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Hanford succeeds Glenn Hall.

“Business stories – money, markets, economics – impact people’s lives every day and telling those stories in an unbiased and straightforward manner for audiences from Main Street to Wall is as important as ever,” Hanford said in a statement. “I’m humbled and honored to serve as president of SABEW, an organization whose mission is to support and provide resources for business journalists. I look forward to working with fellow SABEW members to enhance and diversify the organization’s outreach and build upon SABEW’s legacy of outstanding work.

In addition to Hanford, SABEW’s 2023-2024 officer ladder is comprised off vice president James Nelson, business editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and instructor at Marquette University, and secretary/treasurer Pia Sarkar, business news editor at the Associated Press.

SABEW members elected seven people to the board. Five first-time board members include:
Rebecca Baker, editor-at-large, Tax Insights and Commentary, Bloomberg Industry Group
Kelli Grant, deputy personal finance editor, CNBC
Jennifer Liberto, economics editor, The Washington Post
Brian Sozzi, executive editor, Yahoo Finance
Stacey Vanek Smith, global economics correspondent, NPR

SABEW membership also re-elected the following two incumbents:
Robert Barba, news editor, U.S. News, The Wall Street Journal
Dean Murphy, associate managing Editor of investigations, The New York Times


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