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Business Insider hires Fellman as military and defense editor

June 13, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Sam Fellman

Business Insider has hired Sam Fellman as its military and defense editor.

Fellman has been managing editor of Task & Purpose, a site covering the military community, since February. Before that, he spent 10 months as world news managing editor at BuzzFeed.

He spent nearly three years as managing editor of Navy Times, overseeing daily web coverage of the U.S. Navy. He led a team of six in directing breaking news and enterprise coverage, including immersive projects.

Before that, Fellman sent more than three years as a beat reporter covering U.S. Navy personnel and operations. He revealed how the fleet’s mainstay uniform was susceptible to melting in a fire, a common hazard at sea.

Fellman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2002 and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2010.

He served as a surface warfare officer and deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army in addition to deploying aboard the USS Nimitz and the USS Higgins.

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