Business of Business hires Smythe, Delgado
The Business of Business, a new publication from Thinknum, has hired two staffers, reports editor in chief Paul Smalera.
Christie Smythe has been hired as a senior writer. She most recently served as assistant managing editor of online business news startup Fastinform and academic news site The Academic Times. Prior to that, she was U.S. news editor for The Insurance Insider, legal reporter at Bloomberg News, and assistant managing editor for law360.com. She has also worked as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star and the Cape Cod Times.
In 2017, she completed a Knight-Bagehot fellowship in economics and business journalism at Columbia University.
Smythe was the recent subject of an Elle magazine piece about her relationship with Martin Shkreli. Smalera sat down with Smythe to talk about her experience and how it will impact and inform the next phase of her career with The Business of Business. You can watch here.
Smythe will be covering bubbles, bankruptcies, and bad actors, and also writing about her experiences on the other side of the media’s gaze.
Simone Delgado has been hired as a media producer. Delgado has worked for the past 12 years as a news producer for Globo Networks (New York City bureau), Brazil’s largest news organization. She was responsible for the production of Globo’s two most prestigious international shows — a weekly one about international current affairs and another one featuring interviews with outstanding thought leaders.
In addition to her engagement with Globo she worked last year as a freelance news producer for Switzerland’s leading TV network SFR supporting its main correspondent in New York to cover the presidential election and the pandemic. She has also also worked in the production of films for award-winning Brazilian documentary filmmakers.
Delgado will be working on the publication’s video fireside chat series, where recent interviews include Marty Chavez, formerly of Goldman Sachs, Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami, and Mahbod Mogadam, cofounder of Genius, and on new initiatives in the video and audio spaces.