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Four on NYT biz desk taking buyout

December 7, 2009

John Carney and Erin Carlson of The Business Insider report that four staffers on The New York Times business desk have accepted the paper’s buyout offer.

Carney and Carlson report: “They are:

  • Louis Uchitelle, who has covered economics for the NYT since 1987. Ironically, three years ago he was the author of ‘The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences.’
  • Geraldine Fabrikant, who joined the NYT in 1985, has six publishers awards and a Loeb Award. She previously worked at Business Week
  • Alex Berenson, who has been a reporter at The Times since 1999. He reported from Iraq in 2003 and 2004. He has written 3 spy novels. We hear he plans to become a full time novelist while still making occasional contributions to the Times.
  • Jonathan Glater, who joined The Times in September 2000 after a stint as a Wall Street lawyer.  He is married to Jennifer M. Chacón, a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. Insiders say he had already given up his plans to move to New York because his wife had gotten tenure at the law school.

“Two other staff members, described as ‘support staff’ by an insider, have also taken the buyout.”

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