WSJ hires Al-Muslim from Newsday
Aisha Al-Muslim, a business reporter at Newsday, has been hired as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal.
Her last day at Newsday is Thursday. She starts at The Journal on Monday on the real-time desk covering breaking business news.
Al-Muslim is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who has been covering retail and small businesses on Long Island, along with some publicly-traded companies like organic food giant Hain Celestial, celebrity perfumes and fragrances seller Perfumania, kitchenware and tableware provider Lifetime Brands, and online florist and gifts company 1-800-Flowers.
For three and half years until June 2014, Al-Muslim covered the Town of Hempstead, the largest township in the United States with more than 750,000 people, and composed of 22 villages and 37 hamlets.
Al-Muslim’s investigative story with her colleague Will Van Sant was part of a Newsday series on police misconduct named a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the public service category. Her story involved a case of a 19-year-old who was beaten by Suffolk County police officers, went into a coma and later died from his injuries.
Al-Muslim is also a former editor of the Spanish-language community newspaper, El Correo de Queens, and a former reporter for its sister newspaper, The Queens Courier.
Al-Muslim is a December 2009 graduate of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied journalism with a concentration in urban studies.