Lewitinn named managing editor of markets at CoinDesk
Business journalist Lawrence Lewitinn has been hired as managing editor of markets at CoinDesk.
He started on Monday. He previously was editor in chief of Modern Consensus, a new website covering the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets.
Lewitinn was deputy editor of the New York Observer as well as its business and tech editor. He also worked at Yahoo Finance, where he regularly produced and wrote some of the site’s market news stories. Prior to Yahoo, he was a producer for CNBC’s “Talking Numbers,” “Options Action” and “Futures Now.”
Lewitinn spent two decades in finance before reporting on it. He managed the Asian and European markets desk for quantitative-oriented hedge fund MQS Asset Management, trading fixed income, currencies, and commodities. He also served as director of acquisitions for two real estate investment companies.
A graduate of New York University, Lewitinn has both an MBA in finance and a master of international affairs from Columbia University, with concentrations in security policy and the Middle East.