New editor named for banking magazine
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Heather Landy has been named the editor of American Banker magazine, which is replacing U.S. Banker.
She technically replaces Alan Kline, who was the editor of U.S. Banker.
“Our front-of-book Briefings will analyze important events and trends in banking, with a distinct point of view,” said Landy in an e-mail about changes to the magazines. “Metrics & Measures will use datasets to tell narratives about the industry. The Circuit will provide behind-the-scenes coverage of conferences and gatherings, to give a good sense of themes and the overall vibe to readers who couldn’t be there themselves.
“And we’ll have a compelling mix of features each month about the people and ideas driving the industry. We want to curate a strong companion to the daily American Banker, with the perspective that a monthly can bring, and with visual elements that emphasize big ideas and individual personalities.”
Landy has been with American Banker for the past two years, covering large institutions for the daily.
Landy previously was a special correspondent in New York for the Washington Post from August 2008 to January 2009, covering Wall Street and the financial markets.
Before that, Landy spent four years with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered business and was also a journalism instructor at Texas Christian University.
In 2007 she won a Gerald Loeb Award, one of the highest honors in business journalism, while reporting on the retail industry for The Star-Telegram. She began her career at Bloomberg News in Chicago and New York, covering various beats including corporate finance, retailing and heavy industry.