Business journalist Gina Chon, who most recently was at Quartz, has joined the Financial Times to cover U.S. regulatory stories.
Chon reports to Richard McGregor, the FT’s Washington bureau chief.
Chon had been at Quartz, the business news site run by The Atlantic, for less than a year. She previously was at The Wall Street Journal, where she resigned in June 2012 after admitting to sharing stories before publication with a government official who later became her husband while in Iraq.
Chon joined the Journal in 2005 in Detroit, followed by an assignment as Iraq correspondent in Baghdad from 2007 to 2009. She also reported for the Journal from Haiti in 2010 in the aftermath of the earthquake and has served as a M&A reporter for Money & Investing in New York since April 2010.
Prior to that, she wrote a book about the Khmer Rouge, trained Iraqi journalists, worked for AsiaWeek and Fortune in Seoul, was an editor at The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, and reported and edited for the Associated Press. Gina speaks Korean, along with some French and Arabic.