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BusinessWeek chief of correspondents leaves for teaching job

August 29, 2009

Joe Weber, the chief of correspondents at BusinessWeek magazine, has left the weekly to become a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska.

The chief of correspondents overseas all of the bureaus at the magazine. A replacement has not been named. Weber is the Jerry and Karla Huse Professor of News-Editorial and associate professor of journalism

Weber also served as Chicago bureau manager. He joined BusinessWeek in June 1987 as a correspondent in Dallas. He served as Philadelphia bureau manager from January 1988 until August 1997. He then managed Canadian coverage from Toronto until December 1999.

Among his awards are an Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of CPAs, two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Headline Club of Chicago, and a Distinguished Editorial Achievement Award from McGraw-Hill.

Weber is a 1977 graduate of Rutgers University and a 1981 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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