TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia and Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet made the following announcement to the staff Tuesday afternoon:
“We’re pleased to announce that Edward Wyatt, who began his career at the New York Times in Business Day, is returning to Bizday as our Washington-based reporter covering regulatory issues.
“How the government regulates the markets and industry is hugely important, especially now, with financial regulation a major focus of Congress and the Obama administration in the wake of the Wall Street meltdown in 2008. Ed, who joined the Times in 1995, brings a wealth of knowledge to this area. He covered the securities industry, financial markets and investing in his first five years at the paper and, before that, from 1987 to 1995 at Dow Jones Newswires and Barron’s.
“While financial regulation will be a main focus of Ed, particularly this year, he also will help cover – along with Bizday beat reporters – the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, all of which are at the nexus of regulation of business and commerce.
“Ed’s move to Washington is the second step – after Sewell Chan’s move to cover the Fed and Treasury – of our rebuilding of The Times’s economic and business team in D.C. And there still is more to come.
“Ed has written about a variety of topics since leaving Bizday in 2000. He covered education, the post-9/11 planning for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the 2004 Democratic primaries, the publishing business, professional cycling and the Tour de France, and, most recently, culture and entertainment while based in Los Angeles.
“Ed graduated in 1984 from Baylor University with BA in journalism and political science, and earned an MBA from Syracuse University in 1987.
“Join us in welcoming Ed back to Bizday.”