Media Moves

Insider promotes editors in business news division

October 28, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Nicholas Carlson, global editor in chief of Insider, sent out the following announcement on Thursday for its business news division:


I’m thrilled to announce the new leadership team for Insider’s business division.

  • Matt Turner, previously the division’s co-EIC, is now the division’s sole Editor-in-Chief, reporting to me.
  • Cadie Thompson, previously a Deputy Executive Editor, is being promoted to Executive Editor. She will report to Matt.
  • Spriha Srivastava will remain Executive Editor, while also taking a global role in helping drive our international expansion. She will report to Matt.
  • Josée Rose will remain an Executive Editor, reporting to Matt.

Insider’s business division encompasses all of the journalism we do about … business! That means coverage of industries including everything from retail to real estate. The division covers Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Wall Street, careers, the economy, and, of course, cryptocurrencies. Like the rest of Insider, it’s for smart, curious, ambitious, good people who want to improve their world.

For the past year, we’ve split the division into two groups, with one focusing on tech and related industries such as media and transportation, and the other focusing on finance and related industries such as legal and real estate. We’re re-combining the groups to foster collaboration and in recognition that keeping tech separate from the rest of business doesn’t make sense in a world where innovation and change is happening so fast across all sectors.

Now I’d like to tell you a little bit more about the division’s leadership.

Matt Turner

Editor-in-chief Matt Turner joined Insider in 2015 from Dow Jones, where he was US editor at Financial News.

Matt is a brilliant newsroom strategist and builder – the kind that solves 100 problems all at once with a clever tweak to one process. He’s got a constant radar going, looking for problems and opportunities, and attacks them with solutions that make us better. He’s got vision and backs it up with execution. He played a key role in launching and growing our paywall as well as Markets Insider. He has been exceptional at bringing in a diverse group of editors and reporters who have elevated everything we do.

In addition to Cadie, Josée, and Spriha, Matt’s direct reports will now include the lead editors of our tech-focused teams. Alistair Barr, Julie Bort, Alexei Oreskovic, and Matt Weinberger, will report to Matt directly.

Cadie Thompson

Cadie Thompson also joined Insider in 2015, from CNBC, where she was a technology editor and reporter.

For the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to work more closely with Cadie, as she stepped up during Alyson Shontell’s parental leave and subsequent departure for Fortune. It’s been inspiring to watch Cadie come up with big, smart ideas and bring them to life. She’s a world class editing and reporting coach, offering notes that lead to permanent improvements in our journalism. I am not surprised so many stars from across our newsroom spent time working directly with Cadie.

Cadie will oversee our Business News, Retail, Transportation, Advertising, Media, and Contributors teams.

Spriha Srivastava

Spriha Srivastava joined Insider in January 2020 from CNBC, where she was most recently the Deputy Digital News Editor for CNBC International in London.

Spriha has helped build the UK business newsroom, growing it from a team of 5 to nearly 35 journalists in less than two years. She has encouraged her team to pursue big investigations and impactful journalism, and was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 leaders across the UK for their leadership and kindness.

Spriha will continue to oversee our UK-based Business News, Markets, Investing, Tech, Advertising, Careers, and Contributors teams, and will work closely with our Singapore bureau, as she has been doing with our coverage of China.

Josée Rose

Josée (pronounced Jo-zay) Rose joined Insider in March after almost two decades at The Wall Street Journal in New York and London.

Josée has already had a significant impact on our newsroom, helping us get better in small and big ways. She’s worked with our editors and reporters to introduce more real people to our stories and has elevated our  leadership and DEI coverage. Josée has also helped grow our real estate team and relaunch our careers team.

Josée will continue to oversee our Leadership, Careers, Small Business, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Cannabis coverage, and also work closely with our Economy team.

As I mentioned earlier, Insider is for smart, curious, ambitious, and good people who want to improve their world. Our business division’s mission is to help them understand how their industries work, how those industries could be improved for all stakeholders, and how to get the most out of their savings, careers, and lives.

There are no better leaders for such a mission than Matt, Cadie, Spriha and Josée. I’m very grateful to their dedication to it and excited to see where they take us next.


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