Dealbook founder Andrew Ross Sorkin sent out the following on Thursday:
We are delighted to announce the expansion of the DealBook newsletter team, with two editors who help elevate our agenda-setting coverage on the intersection of business and policy, and contribute to the broader Business report.
Most recently, we welcomed Stephen Gandel as DealBook’s news editor, where he will play a key role in planning, assigning and editing the flagship weekday newsletter. He will also write regularly for the newsletter as well.
Steve comes to us from CBS News, where he was a senior reporter on the MoneyWatch site. Before that he was a Bloomberg Opinion columnist writing on banks and equity markets. He also spent 14 years at Time Inc., with stints as a feature writer at Money, an economics blogger at Time magazine and an assistant managing editor for Fortune.com. He’s the only reporter ever to win Time Inc.’s Henry R. Luce Award four years in a row. He’s based in New York.
In 2011, at Time, Steve put together a list of the top 25 finance blogs. Despite the questionable judgement he showed in determining DealBook’s rank, we hired him anyway. (He now says DealBook is a clear No.1 among newsletters. Sign up here.)
Steve joins Sarah Kessler, who came to DealBook as a senior staff editor. She has already had a hand in several impactful features for DealBook’s weekend edition, especially on timely workplace issues like burnout among junior bankers, how to manage hybrid work arrangements and the debate over employer vaccine mandates. She’s based in Chicago.
Sarah joined The Times from Medium, where she was a senior editor for OneZero, the technology publication. She previously was the deputy editor of Quartz at Work, a technology reporter for Quartz, and a senior writer for Fast Company. She also covered startups in New York City for Mashable. Her 2018 book on the gig economy, “Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work,” was named one of the best business books of the year by the Financial Times.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University.
“We are thrilled to have such astute editors steering DealBook’s coverage, making the newsletter even more vital and creative as it approaches its 20th anniversary,” Jason Karaian, DealBook’s editor, said. “We have big plans, and Sarah and Steve are crucial to achieving them.”