Dallas daily moving DiFurio to consumer companies beat
The Dallas Morning News is moving Dom DiFurio to the consumer companies beat.
Business editor Paul O’Donnell writes, “Dom has written about virtually every business subject imaginable in his two years on breaking news.
“He’s reported on evictions taking place in North Texas, even though a federal order suspended kicking renters out. He landed an interview with advertising legend Stan Richards after his namesake Dallas firm found itself in an imbroglio over the founder’s racially insensitive remarks. Dom profiled Dallas’ Victor Vescovo before the private equity executive set out to explore the deepest points in five oceans.
“And he teamed with two former Dallas Morning News staffers to break a national story about U.S. pilots’ concerns over safety flaws in the Boeing 737 Max. Their work won a best-in-business breaking news award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing and heightened scrutiny of the plane-maker following two crashes that killed 346 people.
“He’ll now turn his keen eye to the companies competing for your hard-earned money. His move couldn’t come at a better time, as pent-up demand from the pandemic is expected to explode this summer in a torrent of spending. Starbucks’ CEO describes it as a long-awaited ‘human reconnection.’ Consumer spending, after all, accounts for about 70% of our nation’s economy.”
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