OLD Media Moves

Business reporter leaving Texas paper for LA Biz Journal

August 1, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Business reporter Cale Ottens is leaving the Midland Reporter-Telegram in Texas for Los Angeles, where he will cover the legal beat for the Los Angeles Business Journal.

A story in the Midland paper states, “Ottens wasn’t only a pleasure to be around and someone who made the newsroom a better place, but he was a sensational business reporter. We hired Ottens out of Arizona State to fill a new position, one dedicated to business reporting. And the impact he made in just a few months was remarkable

“His work could be seen in the print edition and mrt.com. In fact, there might not have been a more read reporter during his time. If a business was on the way, Ottens delivered the news first. If there was news concerning the housing industry, nobody covered it better. Ottens also laid the foundation for Reporter-Telegram reporting on commercial real estate and other areas.

“It is because of reporters such as Ottens that the Reporter-Telegram has been able to put together MRT Media Group ventures like the Business Insider magazine, the weekly Business Insider e-newsletter and an expanded weekly Oil Report.

“Moving forward, we can’t say for sure we will find another Cale Ottens, but what we can say is that MRT Media Group will continue to put an emphasis on business reporting like never before. Along with Oil Editor Mella McEwen, the next business reporter and others on our staff will work hard to make sure the epicenter of business activity in West Texas is covered the way our readers expect.”

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