OLD Media Moves

Fortune adds two columnists

November 2, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Fortune magazine managing editor Andy Serwer announced Wednesday that former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair and award-winning journalist John Cassidy will be joining the publication as columnists.

Serwer writes, “Sheila, as you may know, is from Independence, Kansas (not Missouri), and first came to Washington as a staff counsel to Sen. Bob Dole. She’s also the author of two children’s books that teach prudent money management. How about that!

“As for John, well, he’s a Yorkshireman who was educated at Oxford, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and New York University. He also has written two books regarding prudent (and imprudent) money management — both for grownups, though: Dot.con and How Markets Fail.

“Sheila and John join our lineup of sluggers, all pictured here except for Dan Primack, who was in New Zealand. There’s the aforementioned Colvin, one of our most popular voices; the ultraconnected and way-smart Becky Quick of CNBC fame; Allan Sloan, probably our most high-profile columnist, who’s won so many journalism awards I can’t even count them; Washington senior editor Nina Easton, who is the ultimate inside-the-Beltway insider; and — why, lookie here! — that’s Gil Schwartz, whom you may know better as his alter ego, Stanley Bing, arguably the most creative and iconoclastic columnist on the planet. That’s a lot of heart and a lot of soul. And I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do.”

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