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Miami Herald business editor resigns to return to Money magazine

March 31, 2009


Lisa Gibbs, the executive business editor at the Miami Herald, has resigned from the paper to return to Money magazine, where she previously worked, as a senior writer.

Gibbs, who is a member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers board of directors, says that the decision was primarily personal and has nothing to do with the downsizing at the Herald.

Her last day at the Herald is Friday. Gibbs will start at Money in April, focusing on consumer and financial frauds.

Writes Gibbs: “Quite simply, I love my job as Business Editor (and am happy to leave with two years of SABEW Best in Business awards behind me!) but as my children have gotten older, managing the responsibilities of parenting with the demands of a busy department has become more and more challenging. When my daughter started middle school this year, making both kids in middle school, I just looked up and said, hmmm. Can’t be working these hours.

“Working at Money allows me to work again with an editor I respect and like, Craig Matters (who I worked with before over the years), and experience the joys of beat reporting and writing again while working at home and spending more time with my family.

“It is true that my timing is coincident with a round of layoffs at the Herald, and while the section will suffer some losses along with the rest of the newsroom, I can tell you that the Herald will KEEP its standalone Business section.”

Gibbs joined the Herald in 2004, after five years with Money magazine writing about personal finance and investing. Before that, she worked for a variety of South Florida business publications, including Florida Trend magazine and the Daily Business Review, where her favorite beat was bankruptcy court. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism

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