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Remembering Randi Weinstein’s passion for business journalism

July 3, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Don Henninger, the publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal, writes about the paper’s managing editor, Randi Weinstein, who died last week at the age of 40.

Henninger writes, “She had been with the paper for the past 12 years, and was our managing editor for the past six. Three words will forever come to mind when I think of Randi: pride, passion and love.

“No one had more pride in our paper than Randi.

“No one was more excited when we scored a scoop over our competitors than Randi, a regular occurrence under her watch. No one cheered louder for what each person accomplished, both individually and as a team. Randi’s hands touched all aspects of our newsroom operation, from the weekly paper to our long lineup of special sections, from our weekly Focus reports to our daily reporting online.

“No one had more passion for the future of journalism than Randi.

“She was well-known at Arizona State University, where she left a big impact. For the past six years, she’s been responsible for hiring the dozens of interns who have joined us through her years — and she obviously had a knack for spotting talent. Two of them are now with us full time — and we’d hire more if we had the capacity.”

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