OLD Media Moves

Benevides promoted to senior reporter at Worcester Biz Journal

June 22, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Monica Benevides

The Worcester Business Journal announced Tuesday its manufacturing and diversity & inclusion reporter, Monica Benevides, has been promoted to the position of senior staff writer.

A story on its website states, “Benevides will help set strategic direction for WBJ’s editorial operations, including making coverage decisions, while handling administration of WBJ’s digital editorial products, such as WBJournal.com. In addition to her two industry beats of manufacturing and diversity & inclusion, Benevides will take on the higher education beat.

“‘Monica has been a top performer since she started with WBJ,’ WBJ Editor Brad Kane said. ‘Moreover, Monica has a strategic mind and ability to see where all the pieces fit, which makes her an excellent addition to the newsroom leadership team.’

“Benevides started in the WBJ newsroom as a staff writer in April 2020. At the time, her name was Monica Busch, and she changed her name following her May 15 wedding. In the past year, her notable works included the feature ‘The impossible challenge of keeping cannabis local’ about the role of institutional money in the upstart legal cannabis industry; the personality profile ‘Two years after taking over Vision Advertising, Julia Becker Collins faces a new crisis: thyroid cancer’; and the fourth year of The Boardroom Gap investigative series on the lack of female leadership at Central Massachusetts business organizations.”

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