OLD Media Moves

Philly biz editor leaving for Smart Money

November 16, 2006

Philadelphia Inquirer assistant managing editor of business Bob Rose is leaving the paper to take a job as executive editor of Smart Money magazine, according to a news release put out by the glossy. Rose will start on Nov. 30.

Smart MoneyRose had been Atlanta bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal before going to Philadelphia. So it’s not surprising he’s leaving. He was hired by Amanda Bennett, the Inquirer editor who stepped down earlier this month. Bennett is also a former Wall Street Journal Atlanta bureau chief.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Bob to the SmartMoney team,” said editor Jonathan Dahl in the release. “His fresh, newsy approach to both financial and consumer features will be a real asset to the magazine.”

While at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Rose worked with a staff of 25 reporters and editors. The paper’s business section won the 2005 “Best in Business� award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Before joining The Inquirer in April 2004, Rose was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal for 19 years in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. As a Journal reporter, he covered personal finance, the financial futures markets, airlines, manufacturing and labor. As a Journal editor, he served as deputy bureau chief in Chicago, and a news editor on The Journal’s national desk in New York. From 2000 to 2004, he was The Journal’s Atlanta bureau chief, leading a staff of a dozen reporters and editors covering companies, industries, and issues in the Southeast.

Before joining The Journal, Rose spent three years as a reporter for a radio and telephone news service of Dow Jones and four years as a general assignment reporter for The Toledo Blade newspaper in Toledo, Ohio.

SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business, was launched in 1992 by Hearst Corp. and Dow Jones & Co. Its current circulation is 817,746.

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