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WSJ hires Otts to cover autos in Detroit

Chris Otts

The Wall Street Journal has hired Chris Otts to cover the auto industry in Detroit.

Otts has been a business reporter at WDRB in Louisville for the past decade.

Before that, he was a business reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also worked at KentuckianaWorks, the local workforce investment board, in a job researching employment issues.

He participated in the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Journalism at Columbia University. Otts holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.

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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