OLD Media Moves

NYTimes biz desk hires Goldstein from Reuters

October 29, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

New York Times business editor Dean Murphy sent out the following staff hire announcement on Tuesday:

Matt Goldstein, Wall Street investigations editor at Reuters, to join BizDay as a DealBook/Finance reporter

Matt is one of the most respected and experienced journalists on Wall Street, and he has been a formidable competitor during stints at Reuters, BusinessWeek, TheStreet.com and SmartMoney.com. For the past four years, Matt has been a player/coach at Reuters, coordinating coverage of Wall Street investigations and hedge funds while also writing about some of the financial world’s boldest face names – including Steven A. Cohen, Philip Falcone and Dan Loeb.

Matt, who has twice been a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award in business journalism, has a nose for scams. He was one of the first reporter to raise serious questions about Stanford Financial, the financial firm that turned out to be giant Ponzi scheme. His feature “Suite Scams” exposed virtual offices as a breeding ground for financial fraud, including highlighting a New Jersey hedge fund manager who later pleaded guilty to fraud.

Matt was also a columnist at Reuters, winning a SABEW award for best business column; a senior writer at BusinessWeek; Wall Street editor at TheStreet.com, and a senior reporter at SmartMoney.com. After taking a break from journalism to get a law degree early in his career, he also worked for four years at the New York Law Journal.

Adrienne Carter, who was one of Matt’s editors at BusinessWeek, is among the BizDay staffers who know Matt well. Aside from vouching for his journalistic credentials, Adrienne says Matt makes a good fit for the “BizDay family.” After writing a magazine cover story about death bonds, for example, he and his colleagues created a life-size, cardboard cutout of the grim reaper. “Morty, as he was called, became a beloved member of the BusinessWeek finance team,” Adrienne recalls.

And his new job comes just in time for Halloween.

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