WSJ reporter Katz wins Sidney Award for tarmac worker coverage

Ben Katz of the Wall Street Journal won the September Sidney Award for “More Workers Are Getting Hurt on the Tarmac,” which exposes how ground workers are being injured as the airline industry roars back to life. A 34-year-old ramp worker and mother of three was sucked into a jet engine; she was instantly killed. OSHA fined her […]

Lowy, former AP transportation reporter, dies at 66

Joan Lowy, who spent the final decade of her career covering transportation issues for The Associated Press, died Wednesday from cancer. She was 66. The AP’s Darlene Superville writes, “Ken Guggenheim, who was Lowy’s editor before she went on leave in 2018 to focus on her illness, said she was smart, dogged and no-nonsense. “Lowy […]

Arnold named assistant biz editor at Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News has promoted reporter Kyle Arnold to be assistant business editor. He has been with the paper since May 2019 and previously covered aviation. Arnold previously was a business reporter at the Orlando Sentinel, where covered real estate, retail and restaurants. Before Orlando, he worked at the Tulsa World and won an AP award for his work […]

Dallas Morning News taps Skores to cover aviation

The Dallas Morning News has named Alexandra Skores to be its aviation reporter. She has been covering breaking business news and filling in on the aviation beat. She previously interned for the Morning News and The Oregonian in Portland. Skores is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she was managing editor of the award-winning Daily Iowan.

The Messenger hires Bachman to cover airlines

News startup The Messenger has hired Justin Bachman to cover airlines. He previously was an aviation and aerospace reporter based in Dallas at Bloomberg News and Businessweek. Bachman covered airlines, general aviation, NASA, the commercial space industry, defense, and commercial drones. He was also deputy news director at Previously, he was a supervisory editor for the Associated […]

Industry Dive taps Brady to serve as senior automotive editor

Industry Dive has promoted Michael Brady to senior editor for automotive. In his new role, he will report on how electric and autonomous vehicles, software, new business models, and policy and regulation are changing the automotive industry. Brady will also daily news and enterprise stories and create and manage newsletters, and update the website. Recently, […]

Wilson departs Automotive News for Presidio Group

Amy Wilson, who oversees retail coverage at Automotive News, has been hired by merchant banking firm Presidio Group to be director of research and communications. Wilson has spent 30 years in journalism as a reporter and editor, including the last 23 years at Automotive News. Most recently at Automotive News, Wilson directed the publication’s automotive retail coverage, […]

Bloomberg Asia transportation reporter Kotoky has died

Bloomberg News reporter Anurag Kotoky has died. He has been in its Singapore bureau to cover Asia transportation for the past year. He wrote about planes, cars and the future of transportation. Kotoky previously was a reporter in New Delhi for Bloomberg for eight years. He has been with the organization since January 2014. He previously spent […]

Industry Drive to launch Automotive Dive, fifth new newsletter for 2023

Business news newsletter company Industry Dive is launching Automotive Dive, its fifth new newsletter this year. The first daily email newsletter will be delivered on June 12. The newsletter will cover how top automakers are leaning into new EV models and building out software-connected car features, investing heavily into additional infrastructure, research and development and […]

Wichita Biz Journal reporter McCoy dies at 45

Daniel McCoy, a reporter for the Wichita Business Journal who covered aviation, manufacturing, innovation and Koch Industries, died Saturday at the age of 45 from an unknown medical episode. Editor in chief Kirk Seminoff writes, “Daniel joined the WBJ in 2008 and for 15 years was our go-to reporter for all things aviation and manufacturing. He was […]