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Sidel, senior special writer for WSJ, leaving at end of the month

January 5, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Robin Sidel
Robin Sidel

Robin Sidel, a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal, is leaving the paper at the end of the month via the paper’s buyout offer.

Her last day is Jan. 31. Sidel has been covering banks and credit cards as well as financial cybersecurity and has been at The Journal since 2001.

In an email to Talking Biz News, Sidel said:

During my time at the WSJ and stints at Reuters and a Gannett paper in NJ, I have covered murders, heavyweight title fights, criminal trials, the energy industry during the Gulf War, some of the world’s biggest mergers and acquisitions, the financial crisis, the payments industry during a period of massive transformation, a rift among cranberry growers, a cauliflower shortage, and a bazillion other things.

It’s time to move on to Act Two of my career. I’m not quite sure what that is yet, but I’m hoping to use my writing skills, my research skills and my knowledge of assorted industries to do something fun and interesting.

Sidel was part of a team that won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2011 for breaking news coverage for the flash stock market crash.

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