OLD Media Moves

Reuters’ Boston bureau chief headed to DC

October 5, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters Washington bureau chief Marilyn Thompson sent out the following staff announcement on Friday:

We are pleased to announce that Ros Krasny, currently Boston bureau chief, will join us in Washington to fill the big EIC shoes recently vacated by Russ Blinch. These shoes will be bigger still because in addition to the Energy and Commodities staff, Ros also will manage some company news/regulatory coverage. Karey Wutkowski will continue overseeing the financial regulation team.

We know that Ros, an experienced manager, will be up to the challenge. Ros joined Reuters in 2003 and rose to Boston bureau chief three years ago. Before that, she covered Treasury markets and financial futures and later was a Federal Reserve correspondent based in Chicago.

This year, she’s been a valuable part of our campaign coverage, using her hours off the trail to assemble her collection of awkward campaign photos. She’s been a popular fill-in on our desk, demonstrating her editing chops while entertaining us with her wry wit.

Our favorite part of her resume came before Reuters. For eight years, she wrote about soybeans for Knight Ridder financial news service and Bridge News. Her long soybean tenure earned her the enviable tag, “Bean Queen.”

Ros was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but really grew up in Chicago on a steady diet of bratwurst and Bears football games. She has two degrees from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.

Ros enjoys many hobbies, especially what she calls “a virtuous circle of eating (and cooking) and running.” She has completed 13 marathons.

Ros first visited Washington in 1984 as part of a Greyhound bus trip around the US. It only took 28 years to truly return.

Ros will start the new job October 29.

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