I adore breaking news, excel at finding the sources to do so and spotting holes in what's presented -- hopefully improving the outcome.
It’s wonderful working with such a talented group excelling in so many areas, including video and graphics. No newcomers to SEO.
My hope is my public service aims, starting with my Reuters Holocaust restitution series, will appeal to you.
Researching, spotting a new angle -- and then writing as simply as possible to truly explain complex problems, from global warming to COVID-19, are some of my strong suits.
Curiosity always serves me well.
For Reuters, where I worked most of my career, I covered many financial markets; New York, NYC and states from Maine to Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, reporting on all manner of policies, legislation and budgets.
Breaking news with New York City's budgets was one strength.
Covering 9/11 -- from the attack through the reconstruction -- later led me to report for Newsday about flawed safety gear provided often immigrant asbestos workers.
For Reuters TV, I interviewed a few dozen governors, treasurers, mayors and the like; wrote companion stories; gave live reports.
I've co-moderated Crain's Business Breakfast panels; spoken on journalism panels.
A Loyola Law School public service fellowship was wonderful.
Recently I was on "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace at 7 minutes, 29, 36, 39, 42, for example.
At Reuters, I regularly led competitors covering precious metals, debt, equities and energy -- a highlight was the UN-Iraq oil-for-food talks, a lengthy assignment.
My multi-year Holocaust series began when NYC axed a Swiss bank from a bond sale.
Two days later that was a front page New York Times story; that wasn't the first; I've had to match them too.
Local, national, such as the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and global media often ran my stories outlining talks between advocates, governments, museums, rail roads, banks and insurers.
I also put Reuters first with the U.S. EPA's demand NYC cleanse its water with a new plant the city said cost too much.
That was a bit of a merry-go-round.
A recent Newsday story about stiffer rules for wastewater plants benefited from my in-depth experience reporting on this problem.
So did a story on the curtailed lives of the oysters planted in New York Harbor's restoration programs.
Previous stints: Securities Week, Physicians Financial News, the Research Institute of America, The Wall Street Transcript.
Thank you for considering me, Joan