Philadelphia Inquirer adds to its business news staff
Jacob Adelman, the Inquirer’s new commercial real estate reporter, who previously worked as a reporter in Bloomberg News’ Tokyo bureau, where he covered the repercussions of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear crisis. Adelman also has spent more than six years at the Associated Press’s Los Angeles bureau, focusing on the subprime crisis and on urban development, including the revival of the city’s downtown.
Jonathan Takiff, who will cover gadgets, technology and startups, has been writing about devices and entertainment since VCRs and Bruce Springsteen were the latest news. A Penn grad, he become a writer for the Philadelphia Daily News where he first covered music and theater and then added consumer electronics and technology. Takiff’s storied career includes a decade spent as a part-time radio personality on the then “free-form” WMMR.
Paul Bomberger, the Inquirer’s new assistant business editor, was previously managing editor of Business Insurance, a Crains publication based in Chicago. Paul led a newsroom that produced a biweekly newspaper, a daily website, a tablet edition and electronic newsletters. He has also been editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance Magazine, deputy business editor for the Sun Sentinel in Florida, and an assistant business editor for the Palm Beach Post.
Suzette Parmley, who will write on retail, has spent the past year covering the collapse of Atlantic City’s economy, among other things. From 2006 to late 2013, she worked on the Inquirer’s business desk covering gaming and casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Before business news, she spent nearly five years covering Gov. Christie Whitman and the statehouse in Trenton.