Business Insider senior reporter Alex Heath has been hired by business news channel Cheddar to be a part of “Cheddar Scoops,” a new initiative to break news in mergers and acquisitions, product launches, and executive moves at leading media and technology companies.
He starts next week.
“Alex is the cornerstone of this project,” said Peter Gorenstein, Cheddar’s chief content officer. “Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen Alex produce a torrent of exclusive inside stories on the giants of the tech world, like Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter. Not only will he be able to deliver those sorts of exclusives to the Cheddar audience, but we’ll look to him to help us innovate in the way exclusives are broken and covered in live video.”
Heather has been a senior reporter for Business Insider in New York City. He covered tech companies in the social media space. Before that, he covered apps and streaming services for Business Insider’s consumer tech vertical Tech Insider.
His work has been widely cited by other news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Wired, and others.
He has been a guest on shows like “Good Morning America,” “BBC World News,” and “Marketplace Tech.”