Gargano to cover the tech beat for American Banker

Frank Gargano, a reporter covering credit unions at the American Banker, is now reporting on the tech industry. Previously, he interned at NPR’s member radio station WSHU-FM 1260. Gargano also held the posts of assistant editor, culture editor and business executive at The Stony Brook Press, the student magazine of Stony Brook University. Previously, he […]

Pedersen leaving American Banker for a new opportunity

American Banker reporter Brendan Pedersen is leaving the publication for a new opportunity. His last day is Friday. Pedersen has been covering financial policy. He had previously covered the FDIC, OCC and financial tech regulation. Before joining American Banker, Pedersen was a reporter at Kiplinger Personal Finance covering tech, money and health care. Pedersen spent a […]

American Banker hires Leffert to cover intersection of finance and tech

American Banker has hired Catherine Leffert as a reporter to cover the intersection of finance and technology. She started on Monday. Leffert has been a reporter for the Dallas Business Journal, where she covered finance and money. Leffert was an intern for Bloomberg News in New York on the industrial and aerospace team. A Syracuse University graduate, […]

Zhuang joins Financial Planning as a reporter

Victoria Zhuang has joined Financial Planning as a reporter. Recently, Zhuang was a Dow Jones News Fund business reporting intern at American Banker. She was a freelance arts and culture writer at The Boston Globe and was a career specialist at Boston Private Industry Council. Zhuang has a B.A. from Harvard University and a M.S. […]

American Banker hires Campbell to cover Federal Reserve and housing

Kyle Campbell has joined American Banker as a reporter covering the Federal Reserve and housing. He will also cover banking regulations and monetary policy. He was previously a senior reporter covering institutional investment in real estate for PERE magazine in New York. He was also a staff reporter and then online editor at Real Estate […]

American Banker hires Williams as DC reporter

American Banker has hired Morning Consult reporter Claire Williams to work in its Washington bureau. She will be covering banking regulation, the U.S. Treasury and crypto. She had been covering financial policy and the economy for Morning Consult since October 2018. She previously reported on the retail industry at S&P Global Intelligence since February 2017. At S&P Global, Williams focused on […]

Heltman named DC bureau chief at American Banker

American Banker has been named John Heltman its Washington bureau chief. He has been editor in chief of American Banker magazine. A replacement will take on that position. Heltman is the creator of American Banker’s narrative podcast “Bankshot,” which will continue. He was awarded the Grand Neal, the top honor bestowed by the Jesse H. Neal […]

American Banker reporter Pederson to cover Congress

American Banker reporter Brendan Pedersen is moving to a new beat covering Congress. He will start next week. Pedersen had previously been covering the FDIC, OCC and financial tech regulation. Before joining American Banker, Pedersen was a reporter at Kiplinger Personal Finance covering tech, money and health care. Pedersen spent a summer working as a reporter at, […]

Adler, former American Banker DC bureau chief, joins AIR

Joe Adler, who left American Banker as its Washington bureau chief last month, has joined the Alliance for Innovative Regulation as director of content. Adler has over two decades of experience as a reporter and editor. Adler has been with the Washington bureau of American Banker since 2006, writing on a variety of topics about the federal government’s financial […]

American Banker reporter Alix is departing

Laura Alix, a reporter at American Banker for the past five years, is leaving the Source Media publication. She covered regional and national banks and worked from Boston. Previously, Alix covered banking and financial services for Banker & Tradesman and the Commercial Record at The Warren Group, and she also worked as staff videographer. She holds […]