Two more reporters leave MNI office in DC
Two more reporters for Market News International in its Washington, D.C. office have left the news organization.
Karen Mracek, who had been the senior Federal Reserve Board reporter and was once the Washington bureau chief, left MNI on Wednesday. She had been with the news organization since August 2013.
Mracek had covered the Federal Reserve System, including the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and the board of governors. She wrote about monetary policy and economics for the main wire of Market News International.
Before MNI, Mracek worked for Kiplinger and was also an assistant business editor of the Des Moines Register.
John Shaw, who had been the senior congressional correspondent and a fiscal and budget expert, left MNI last week.
Shaw also covered China relations, trade legislation, banking, regulation, pensions and many other issues that can affect markets directly and indirectly.
He is the author of “Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill,” and “The Ambassador: Inside the Life of a Working Diplomat” and “Washington Diplomacy: Profiles of People of World Influence.” He also wrote a book about John F. Kennedy’s time as a senator from Massachusetts.
He has been a Hoover Institution Media Fellow and is a frequent commentator for C-SPAN and public radio.