WSJ Reporter Torry to Focus on Western U.S. Economy

Veteran Journalist Harriet Torry Takes on New Role as Western U.S. Economy Reporter, Meanwhile Chris Roush Continues to Make Distinguished Mark in Business Journalism”.

Harriet Torry, a seasoned journalist with 14 years of experience at the Wall Street Journal, has been appointed to cover the Western U.S. economy for the paper. She will be based in Houston after previously reporting on the U.S. economy with a focus on consumers from the Washington D.C. bureau. In addition to her expertise in covering the Federal Reserve, Torry also brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role having previously worked at Deutsche Welle and covered the German government and economy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.

Chris Roush, now the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has had an illustrious career in business journalism spanning over four decades. He was previously named Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked for several esteemed news organizations including Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Roush is not only a distinguished journalist but also an accomplished author known for penning “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” as well as “Thinking Things Over,” a detailed biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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