Quartz hires Grobart as editor of premium journalism
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney and executive editor Xana Antunes sent out the following announcement on Sunday:
We’re happy to announce that Sam Grobart is joining Quartz in New York as editor for premium journalism. Sam starts this Monday.
In this role, Sam will lead the newsroom expedition force to define the journalism that will be available to Quartz members with the launch of our upcoming subscription service. His mandate is to identify creative and compelling editorial approaches for paying readers.
Sam brings a deep background in business and technology journalism, and a widespread reputation for extreme creativity and collegiality. He was executive editor for technology coverage at CNN, and earlier was a senior correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, while serving as managing editor of Bloomberg digital videos. Sam was a co-host of a weekly Bloomberg Television program profiling innovative people and ideas that will shape our future.
Earlier in his career, Sam was the personal technology editor at the New York Times, founding its first personal tech blog and a personal tech column, and hosting related online videos. While at the Times, Sam was a Loeb award finalist and contributed to a series on distracted driving which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010. Sam has also been a writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Esquire, and Money, and was editor in chief of the Dow Jones/IAC personal finance startup FiLife. He has a bachelor’s in culture, media, and politics from Kenyon College. You can follow him @samgrobart