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Atlanta biz paper looking for new banking and finance reporter

September 4, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Atlanta Business Chronicle is now looking for its third banking and finance reporter in the past two years after Kat Greene abruptly left the business weekly at the end of last week after 15 months.

An editor at the paper confirmed that Greene was no longer at the paper, but declined to discuss the reasons why. Greene has not responded to a message from Talking Biz News.

The paper also has posted the position on JournalismJobs.com.

Greene’s hiring in June 2011, replacing Andy Peters, was noteworthy because she had publicly burned out on business journalism back in 2010, leaving a position at Dow Jones Newswires in New York and writing about it in a long, rambling post on Facebook. She had also worked at Institutional Investor and the Arizona Republic’s business news desk.

In 2010, Greene wrote, “For years, I’d wanted nothing more than to be a journalist in New York City. But now I was doing the one thing no one would have predicted, and I felt liberated. I was free from everyone’s expectations of me, from my own impossible goals, from the path I’d started down years ago.”

When she took the job at the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Greene told Talking Biz News, “While unemployed, I tried hard to break myself of the journalism habit, but I found that I couldn’t. I made myself the center of information and gossip, and when people I knew wanted to know about Osama bin Laden’s death or Bill Gross’ defiance of US Treasury notes or whether our friend Megan would have ranch dressing on the buffet table at her wedding, they knew I would know, or know how to find out fast.”

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