OLD Media Moves

Newsday hires new biz reporter

June 21, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Bob McGough, assistant managing editor for business at Newsday, sent out the following staff announcement:

I’m very happy to announce that our new GA business reporter, who will be joining us on July 2, is none other than Lisa Du.

Many of you know Lisa, who interned with Newsday last summer, covering events like the Verizon strike and Hurricane Irene. She comes to us from Business Insider, where she’s a blogger at Clusterstock covering Wall Street shenanigans.

She has also worked as an intern at the Charlotte Observer and Shenzhen Daily. She’s a graduate of Duke University.

Lisa will have a three-part job for us. She will try to get the pump primed on the blog, getting a couple of posts out in the morning so we have fresh news to put out in our newsletter. I expect her experience will allow her to enliven the blog, and she will teach us some tricks of the trade.

But she will do much more for us. She will also be our general assignment reporter, diving onto news during the day for stories for the paper. I expect her to do a lot of sourcing meetings in the middle of the day to get to know the local business and economic scene.

And, importantly, she will contribute enterprise stories, including Sunday covers.

Please join me in welcoming Lisa back to Newsday.

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