Working the stock market beat
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Landing at Fox: Ray Hennessey, the director of business news, went to my college, and also wrote for The Trenton Times. I kind of went to the interview not interested in business or TV, but I figured Iâ€™d give it a shot. And the interview was amazing. I was one of the first hires for the Web team.
Early challenges: Getting beyond the businessy terms: derivatives. Mutual funds. Futures. Options contracts. I had no idea about the stock market. I wish I had taken business classes. I bought a business textbook ahead of time. I read that, and started reading The Wall Street Journal every day. We had a month and a half to prep.
How caffeinated do you get? I donâ€™t drink coffee. I think Iâ€™m the only one on the Web team.
Daily tasks: I cover the stock market; itâ€™s my primary responsibility. I recap why the market is up or, mostly, why itâ€™s down.
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