Andrew Leckey, the president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University, is retiring.
Rian Bosse of the Reynolds Center writes, “Leckey has led efforts to improve the quality of business and economic reporting around the world while also teaching and mentoring hundreds of Cronkite students.
“His students have gone on to report and produce for major news organizations, ranging from Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal to CNBC and Rolling Stone magazine.
“As head of the Reynolds Center, Leckey oversees the Barlett & Steele Awards that recognize the best investigative business journalism in the country each year. He also helped develop programs and training for more than 20,000 business journalists and educators in the U.S. and abroad. Last year, he led a conference in Dubai for business journalists from seven countries in South Asia, which resulted in the formation of the first business journalism association in that region.
“Leckey launched the Reynolds Center at the American Press Institute in Virginia in 2003 under a three-year grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. It was moved to the Cronkite School in 2006 with permanent Reynolds Foundation funding.
“Before joining Cronkite, Leckey was a longtime nationally syndicated investment columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times and a CNBC television anchor and reporter. He is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Society for Advancing Business and Economic Writing (SABEW), and has authored or edited 10 books about business and finance.”
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