Charlotte Observer hires biz reporter from US News
On the retail beat, she will cover the Fortune 500 retailers based in the Charlotte area, including Lowe’s Home Improvment and Family Dollar, as well as covering shopping trends and taking over the Observer’s highly popular retail blog. In the early mornings, she’ll work across beats, posting Business news to the web.
Peralta, who has family in Charlotte, has a master’s from the Medill School at Northwestern University.
Peralta takes over the retail beat from Ely Portillo, who will now cover commercial real estate and development. Portillo, in turn, takes over that beat from Observer veteran Eric Frazier, who has moved to the newsroom’s editorial board as an associate editor.