OLD Media Moves

Newsweek biz editor returns to NY Times

April 20, 2006

Adam Bryant, a former New York Times reporter who currently is the business editor of Newsweek magazine, is returning to The Times’s business section as an editor, according to a memo sent out by business editor Larry Ingrassia. Bryant will start back at the beginning of May to oversee coverage of auto, airline and defense industries.

The memo from Ingrassia said, “He got tired of having an office overlooking Central Park, and yearned for one of The Times’s cozy cubicles; plus, despite many blood transfusions, he never quite managed to get Times ink out of his veins.”

Adam BryantBryant joined the Times as a reporter in 1991 and covered the auto and airline industries, as well as the management beat. He was a finalist in 1996 with colleagues Stephen Engelberg and Matt Wald for a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for their coverage of deficient safety regulation of commuter air traffic.

Bryant left The Times in 1999 to become a senior writer for Newsweek, and was promoted to business editor in 2002. With a small staff, he has livened up Newsweek’s business report, and the magazine has won awards for its auto coverage in recent
years. Newsweek was given a Deadline Club award for a 2003 story on Cadillac developing a new concept car, and first and third place awards this year from the Detroit Press Club in the magazine category for a profile of Chrysler’s CEO and a story on Toyota’s relentless rise in the U.S.

Bryant spearheaded the magazine’s business coverage of the recent Wall Street scandals from Enron, to Tyco to Martha Stewart, that resulted in several Newsweek cover stories and award-winning articles. He was also behind the Newsweek Next Frontiers series “Companies of the Future,� and “Companies and Technology: Tomorrow’s Workplace.� Bryant also leads the magazine’s coverage on the automotive industry, Silicon Valley and home economics. Most recently he has focused on the music industry’s fight against music swappers and what the legal battles mean for the consumer.

He was a business reporter and editor at the Times Herald Record in Middletown, N.Y., from 1988-91 and a business reporter at the Southern Connecticut Business Journal in 1987-88.

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