Sportico hires Pelit to cover finance and private equity
Sports business website Sportico has hired Asli Pelit to cover finance and private equity.
She will start the first week of July.
Pelit has been a Knight-Bagehot fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for the past year.
She has been a multimedia journalist with the Voice of America in New York. She covers U.S. markets and reports in three languages — Spanish, English and her native Turkish.
Before joining the VoA in 2017, she worked at Vice on HBO and USA Today Sports. She also has worked as a correspondent in South America for Turkey’s news networks CNN Turk, NTV and TRT (Turkey’s national network).
She covered the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and three Copa Americas (2011, 2013, 2016).
She earned a B.A. from New York University in journalism and Latin American Studies and an M.A. from University of Havana, Cuba.