OLD Media Moves

New Money and Biz editor at US News

January 23, 2007

Kimberly Palmer has been named associate editor for U.S. News & World Report’s “Money and Business” section and USNews.com’s Money, according to a memo posted here.

Starting Jan. 29, Palmer will report to Tim Smart, assistant managing editor, “Money & Business,” for the magazine.

The memo stated, “Palmer, who will cover general business news, management, corporate profiles and personal finance, is the fourth addition to the U.S. News staff since New Year’s Day. Earlier this month, U.S. News announced three new hires in its growing Web site division: Matthew Belvedere as director of video and audio production; Jay Keller as news editor, USNews.com; and Chris Wilson as associate editor, USNews.com.

“Palmer comes to U.S. News from Government Executive magazine where she has covered business and government contracting, white collar crime, and ‘Buy American’ policies since 2004. Prior to Government Executive, Palmer wrote for The Wall Street Journal and RedEye, an edition of the Chicago Tribune. Palmer holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago.”

From the e-mailed release, U.S. News editor Brian Duffy stated, “Kimberly is a talented business reporter who can help expand our growing business coverage for consumers. USNews.com provides more key information for consumers than ever before through subsections such as Personal Finance, Career Center, Paying for College, Retirement, Best in Business and other coverage of management and strategy. Kimberly will be a great asset as we continue to expand these offerings.â€?

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