Nick Elliott, an editor at The Wall Street Journal who oversees its Pro products, sent out the following announcement:
Joice Alves has joined our London private equity reporting team after working for several other media organizations around the world. Joice was most recently a reporter for Mergermarket in Sao Paulo. She wrote for the Financial Times publications Money Management and Brazil Confidential and for Italian-language newspaper America Oggi. She covered breaking news for Sky News and worked as a television anchor at Italian broadcaster Telelombardia.Joice has a master’s degree in financial journalism from City University of London and is fluent in Portuguese, Italian and English, as well as speaking French and German. She has two other degrees from the Catholic University of Milan in media and journalism and marketing communication and economics.Heather Mack has joined the Pro Venture Capital team in San Francisco to help supplement health-care deals coverage and analysis. She most recently was an editor at MobiHealthNews in San Francisco. Before that she had a string of internships , including stints at Evan William’s Medium.com, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and North Gate Radio (KALX, 90.7), to name just one-third of them. These roles came after graduating with a B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University during the financial crisis of 2008. During that period, she also returned to school, completing a master’s in journalism at University of California, Berkeley.