Biz journalism couple Russolillo/Banjo moving to Hong Kong
Two business journalists married to each other — The Wall Street Journal’s Steven Russolillo and Bloomberg Gadfly’s Shelly Banjo — are moving to Hong Kong.
The “Ahead of the Tape” column that Russolillo wrote for The Journal is ending after 15 years and several columnists, including Jesse Eisinger, Justin Lahart, Mark Gongloff, Scott Patterson, Kelly Evans, and Spencer Jakab. Here is the farewell piece.
Russolillo will be a global markets reporter for The Journal, based in Hong Kong. He will start June 5.
Russolillo returned to the paper in October 2015 after spending a year as a financial writer in Goldman Sachs’ asset management group, writing white papers and research reports. He was markets reporter for The Journal and had worked in various roles for the Journal and Dow Jones Newswires since August 2007.
He’s a 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware. He has an MBA in finance from Baruch College and was an adjunct professor at Baruch and NYU.
Banjo has been writing about retail and consumer news for Gadfly. She joined it in October 2015 from Quartz, where she covered the future of finance.
Banjo will be taking a new role as a columnist with Bloomberg Gadfly, covering conglomerates throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Banjo’s mandate will stretch from South Korea to India and will sweep up all of the family-owned conglomerates and booming industrial enterprises of the region including Toyota, Tata, Hyundai, Wilmar and Samsung.
Before that, Banjo worked at The Journal, where she has served as a corporate reporter covering the retail sector. She was earlier part of the team that launched the Journal’s metro section and has covered philanthropy, charities, wealth management, and personal finance for the Journal.
Banjo has an MBA from New York University and a degree in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University.