Business Insider promoted story in snarky Reddit

Business Insider published a lengthy story about an underwear start-up and its CEO last week, and then featured it in a Reddit that is typically devoted to snark, reports Taylor Lorenz of The Washington Post. Lorenz writes, “The Reddit post about Téllez didn’t gain much traction, but the fact that the news organization engaged in this way […]

Business Insider hires Fletcher as a senior editor

Business Insider has hired Clementine Fletcher as a senior editor in New York. She started on Monday. She has been a Daybreak page one editor at Bloomberg News. Previously, Fletcher has held the posts of headlines editor and consumer reporter – a role in which she covered European-based consumer companies for Bloomberg News, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Bloomberg TV from London. She also […]

Business Insider taps Sheidlower to serve as economy reporter

Noah Sheidlower, an economy fellow at Business Insider, will take on the role of economy reporter. In his new role, he will cover gig economy, high-earning Americans, moving, inflation, and the Federal Reserve. Sheidlower will begin his new role on Dec. 18. Previously, he interned at CNBC as a production and editorial intern, and then […]

Kafka returning to Business Insider

Business Insider has hired Peter Kafka as chief correspondent. In 2007, he was the first hire at Silicon Alley Insider, the predecessor to Business Insider. Kafka is known for his coverage of media and technology. Kafka is the host of the widely acclaimed Recode Media podcast, where he engages in discussions with influential figures shaping […]

St. John hired by the AP to cover climate solutions

Former Business Insider autos reporter Alexa St. John has been hired by the Associated Press to cover climate solutions. She wrote on Twitter: It’s a privilege to be able to cover a beat this vital and dynamic, and to have the opportunity to learn from such an impressive group of reporters and editors. So excited to […]

Renbarger now covering AI startups and VC for Business Insider

Business Insider reporter Madeline Renbarger is now covering early stage artificial intelligence startups and venture capital. She has been covering everything from industry power players to changing investment trends. She’s particularly interested in venture capital and startup careers, education startups and ed tech investing, the future of work, and internal company culture. Before Insider, she worked on […]

Business Insider names Johnston senior editor, weekdays

Chris Johnston has taken on the role of senior editor of weekdays at Business Insider. In his new role, he will commission and edit stories from staff across the UK newsroom. Recently, Johnston held the post of weekend business editor. Previously, he worked as a digital business editor at The Telegraph. Before that, he was […]

CEO Peng’s note on returning to Business Insider name

CEO Barbara Peng sent out the following on Tuesday: Today I am excited to share some news: we’re officially returning to the name Business Insider. It’s also an honor and a privilege to be named CEO, and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such an incredible and talented team. There is so much I love […]

Peng replacing Blodget as Business Insider CEO

Business Insider announced Tuesday that Barbara Peng is its new CEO, as company founder Henry Blodget becomes board chair. This move marks the culmination of a leadership transition that began when Peng stepped into her current role as president two years ago. Peng joined the company in 2015 and has held several key strategic positions […]

Towey departs Business Insider for Conde Nast Traveler

Business Insider travel and transportation reporter Hannah Towey has left to become an associate editor at Conde Nast Traveler. She had been at Insider since June 2021. Towey previously worked as a documentary script writer at PBS North Carolina. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate.