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

Harriet Torry, a seasoned journalist with over 14 years of experience at the Wall Street Journal, has been chosen to cover the Western U.S. economy for the paper. Prior to her new role, she covered 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 brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position having previously worked at Deutsche Welle and joining the Journal in Frankfurt in 2010 as a financial reporter before moving to Berlin to report on 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 extensive career in business journalism. He is known for his work as Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill and his previous positions with respected news organizations such as Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Tampa Tribune among others. In addition to his work as an author, writing prominent business reporting textbooks “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication,” and “Thinking Things Over,” a detailed biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster further solidifies his reputation as a reputable journalist in the field of business journalism.

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