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A dogged reporter

February 25, 2009

David Sharos of The Wheaton Sun in suburban Chicago profiles Fox Business Network reporter Sandra Smith and discovers that her superiors think she bas become a more fierce reporter since she joined the network.

Sharos writes, “Smith’s bosses — such as Ray Hennessey, director for business news and an editorial/managing editor for foxbusiness.com, have taken note of Smith’s passion for her work, her energy and her tenacious efforts to deliver a story.

“‘Sandra’s enthusiasm is what really grabbed folks here — I wish we could bottle it,’ Hennessey said. ‘You could see that she threw herself into the stories she was covering and she was one of those reporters who infects colleagues with that same enthusiasm. She has a varied background. Most of her career was as a trader, not a reporter, so she had contacts in the business and came with a knowledge set that’s tough to find.’

“Hennessey also noted that Smith ‘has become more of a dogged reporter than she was when she first walked in the door.’

“‘She digs more and thinks about stories differently,’ he said. ‘She is more aggressive. People underestimate the learning curve from trader to professional reporter, and it’s often a steep climb. But she’s done it well and doesn’t seem out of breath.'”

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