OLD Media Moves

The Deal adds staff writers

October 9, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The Deal, which is part of TheStreet.com, has hired Laura Cooper, who joins as a health care reporter, and Andrew Hedlund, who joins as a bankruptcy reporter.

Both will be based out of TheStreet’s offices on Wall Street.

These additions follow the hiring of Amanda Levin, who previously covered energy M&A at Mergermarket, as a senior writer and Jenna Loceff, previously a technology reporter at Mergermarket, as a senior reporter. Both joined The Deal during the summer.

“The Deal has always been able to offer coverage that is deeper and more knowledgeable than our competitors,” said Jeffrey Kanige, editor in chief of The Deal, in a statement. “These new reporters, along with others we’ve added over the past several months, expand the range of our expertise to more industries and provide an even sharper focus on critically important sectors.”

Cooper joins from Mergermarket and will focus on the medical devices, diagnostics and health services sectors. Prior to Mergermarket, she was a business reporter in New York for Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, where she covered the U.S. economy and technology, financial, automotive and aerospace industries. Cooper began her career as a reporter at the Southampton Press on Long Island. She has a B.A. in journalism and political science from Stony Brook University.

Hedlund was previously a reporter at Reorg Research covering regulation and will focus on bankruptcy as a reporter for The Deal. Before working at Reorg Research, Hedlund was a business reporter and political reporter at Medill News Service, a writer for the East Valley Tribune and an opinion editor at The State Press. Hedlund has a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in English literature from Arizona State University and a M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.


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