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Biz news media converge on Pittsburgh

September 21, 2009

Mackenzie Carpenter of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes Monday about the business news media coming to the city to cover the G-20 economic summit.

Carpenter writes, “‘The G-20 in Pittsburgh is certainly the biggest planned event Reuters is covering in the U.S. this year,’ added a Reuters spokeswoman, who noted that other Reuters staffers will be flying in from all over the world, some with world leaders.

“Other business media outlets, from Bloomberg to CNBC to Fox Business News, will have a heavy presence here as well, but so far NBC’s Brian Williams is the only network anchor with plans to host a nightly newscast from Pittsburgh.

“Still, as summits go, this one could be especially newsy, said Mr. Holland.

“‘I’m used to going to G-8 summits in the U.S., Italy, Moscow and Paris, but now, with 20 leaders instead of eight, this one is going to be more interesting,’ he said.

“An added bonus: There’s no time difference between Pittsburgh, Washington and New York, said Peter Barnes of Fox Business News, another summit veteran — and onetime intern for The Pittsburgh Press.”

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