Media Moves

Palm Beach Post reporter to join Dow Jones

March 23, 2010

Charles Passy, a general assignment reporter at the Palm Beach Post, is joining Dow Jones Newswires to cover wealth management.

Brian Cronk, the managing editor of wealth management coverage, writes Tuesday in an e-mail announcement to the staff that Passy will join the staff on April 19 as a writer and columnist.

Cronk writes, “Charles is a seasoned writer with more than two decades of experience in newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online journalism. He’s been a specialist on everything from finance and philanthropy to arts, food and consumer culture, and has won first-place awards for cultural criticism from the Society of Professional Journalists, among other awards.

“In his new role, he will join Kristen McNamara on the Practice Management beat, writing about the ways financial advisers can improve their business, and also will cover philanthropy and other issues of importance to advisers and their clients.

“Charles will be returning to his native New York along with his wife, Leslie Olsen, a preschool teacher, and their two children, Jacob, 18, and Emma, 11, after an 18-year exile in the playground of the wealthy, Palm Beach, Fla. At the Palm Beach Post, Charles has been a news-breaking reporter, elegant feature writer, fearless reviewer and boisterous blogger.

“He also has been a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal since 1999, and has appeared on CNBC, Fine Living and National Public Radio, and has written for The New York Times, Money magazine,, New York Daily News and Newsweek.”

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