Bob Rose, the New York bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following staff hires announcement on Friday afternoon:
We’re pleased to announce three recent appointments in The Wall Street Journal’s New York bureau, aka Greater New York:
Keiko Morris joins as commercial real estate reporter, contributing to the weekly property pages for Monday’s editions and producing property-related scoops the rest of the week.
Before coming to The Journal, Keiko covered retailing, small businesses and startups for Newsday and before that was a general assignment and education reporter at the Seattle Times. She has won awards for her stories on small businesses sorting out insurance coverage in the wake of superstorm Sandy and on businesses struggling to make up for lost sales in the storm’s aftermath. While at Newsday, she also covered crime, breaking the story of younger high school football players who were assaulted at a football sleep-away camp.
Keiko grew up in Fort Lee, N.J. and says she is much relieved that her hometown no longer needs tedious descriptions such as “a suburb just outside Manhattan,” or “the town on the other side of the George Washington Bridge.” She lives in Astoria, Queens, with her goofy but well-meaning dog Norman.
Pervaiz Shallwani joins us as police reporter, covering criminal justice issues in New York City and the region.
Pervaiz has spent the past several years as a freelancer writing mostly about crime and food. A few times, he says, the two have crossed paths. He has contributed articles to The Journal since 2010, joining the GNY team that helped cover the Boston Marathon bombings, superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook shootings. Pervaiz has written for the WSJ’s Off-Duty section since its inception – keep an eye out for Brussels sprouts this weekend – and spent time this past fall reporting an ahed on how a Minnesota poultry farmer trained the President’s soon-to-be pardoned Thanksgiving turkey. Most recently, he was the first to report actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death and the news that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called a top police official after finding out that one of his supporters had been arrested.
Pervaiz received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and after working for several years as a staff writer at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., moved to New York to train as a cook at the French Culinary Institute. He has worked as Time Out New York’s food writer, and as a stringer for Newsday. He has covered the NYPD on and off since 2007, first for Newsday and for three years as a backup on the beat at The Journal. Born in Toronto and raised in Chicago, Pervaiz comes from a Pakistani family that takes pride in cooking. He promises to eat anything (edible) at least once. He is a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan.
Missy Sullivan joins us as GNY’s features editor. In addition to working regularly with a group of reporters, she will help fine-tune GNY’s daily feature offerings for the news pages.
Missy is a 20+ year veteran writer and editor. Before her recent 18-month stint on the Personal Journal editing desk, she served as a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine where, in addition to shepherding consumer and investigative stories, she wrote award-winning features on the retirement beat—shadowing medical reps in the field, crisscrossing Panama to uncover the seamier side of ex-pat life and revealing the hidden threat financially struggling siblings pose to many baby boomers’ retirement. Prior to joining the Dow Jones family, Missy spent seven years at Forbes, trying to make sense of the web and the collecting markets. Her first publishing job involved launching and running a national chain of consumer magazines dedicated to museum-going, which spun out of a decade-long career in museum education and consulting.
An avid ping pong and Boggle player and long-suffering Nets basketball fan, she can usually be found planning her next trip or trying to up her cooking game.
Please join us in welcoming Keiko, Pervaiz, and Missy to the GNY team.