Dallas Morning News business editor Paul O’Donnell sent out the following announcement on Friday:
I’m pleased to announce that Lison Joseph will be joining the business editing team in early April.
Lison comes to The News from Lancaster, Pa., where he oversees an 8-person enterprise reporting team that covers business, health care, education, politics, technology, agriculture and environment. The family-owned LNP Media Group is one of the oldest, continuously-published newspapers in the United States.
While in Lancaster, Lison was selected for the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association’s NexGen leadership program in 2015-16.
A native of India, Lison brings a wealth of business reporting and editing experience gained at several prestigious business publications in India.
The Economic Times, Asia’s largest financial daily based in Bangalore, India. His team included reporters stationed across India to report on that country’s thriving tech sector.
Before that, he covered technology, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals as a staff writer at Mint, a daily business newspaper published by the owner of the Hindustan Times and launched in collaboration with the Wall Street Journal.
As part of his master’s degree program at the University of Notre Dame, he spent six months in South Africa as a policy researcher for the Institute for Democracy in Cape Town. He wrote his dissertation on the role of the media in strengthening democracy in post-apartheid South Africa.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Mahatma Gandhi University and a post-graduate diploma from the highly-competitive Asian College of Journalism.
>At The News, Lison will oversee our Big Boom Hub, which covers everything from airlines and real estate to the economy and energy. He’ll start on April 3.
During our recruitment of Lison, one of his colleagues in Lancaster told me: “The day it’s announced he’s leaving for Dallas, there will be tears in the newsroom.”
Please help me welcome Lison to The News with cheers by reaching out to him on Twitter @lisonjoseph or by email at email@example.com. He’s eagerly awaiting your housing advice.