Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following staff announcement:
Hello Quartz –
I’m happy to announce two new journalists starting with us on Tuesday.
Hannah Yi is joining Quartz as a video journalist. Hannah will lead short-form video coverage, with a mandate to keep experimenting with native Facebook video. Hannah comes to us from PBS NewsHour Weekend. As a producer at PBS, she reported from around the world, interviewing drone-strike survivors in Pakistan, shooting footage of the rising seas in Palau, and investigating why the FDA kept approving faulty medical devices. Prior to PBS NewsHour Weekend, Hannah launched video for Digiday, helping build their following on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. She has previously worked at CNN and ABC News. Hannah graduated from Columbia Journalism school, and boosts the ranks of native Californians on the video team. She speaks Korean, and will report to Solana. You can follow her @hannahyi
Lila MacLellan is joining us as a writer covering health, finance, and productivity in New York. Lila comes to Quartz with more than a decade of journalistic experience, and she has spent the past two years freelancing for sites including The Atlantic and Vancouver Magazine (and Quartz!) She’s held staff roles at Institutional Investor and Minyanville, and has a master’s in nonfiction creative writing from The New School and a bachelor’s from Concordia University in Montreal. Lila is among the journalist reinforcements for the fourth quarter and will work with Roya.
Please join me in welcoming them.