Washington Biz Journal reporter Maake departs
Katishi Maake, the sports business and hospitality reporter at the Washington Business Journal, is leaving the paper.
Maake writes, “After joining the Business Journal as a digital producer in 2018, I took on the sports business, hospitality, restaurant and retail reporter role just before Thanksgiving 2019. I was excited to cover the region’s bustling restaurant scene, the evolution of D.C. sports following Stanley Cup and World Series championships and a tourism sector that brings in millions of people every year.
“Those three months between my taking on this beat and the start of the pandemic seem like just a few weeks ago. Since then, obviously so much about Greater Washington, and the world, has changed.
“Many businesses died while others were born into the pandemic — both tragic and inspiring to watch and document. It has been a great privilege to cover industries, businesses and people who have faced such intense hardship over these past 10 months. I am so fortunate that I could largely do this job from the safety and comfort of my apartment while those entrepreneurs faced countless difficult, even life-or-death, decisions.”
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