Torry from WSJ to Report on Western U.S. Economy

From Wall Street to Houston: Meet the New Western U.S. Economy Reporter for The Wall Street Journal

Harriet Torry, a seasoned reporter with 14 years of experience at the Wall Street Journal, has been assigned to cover the Western U.S. economy for the publication. She will be stationed in Houston, Texas, where she will focus on consumer-related stories for the U.S. economy. Torry previously worked as a financial reporter in Frankfurt and Berlin before moving to Washington D.C., where she covered the Federal Reserve and consumer-related stories for the U.S. economy from that bureau.

Chris Roush, on the other hand, is currently serving as the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously distinguished professor of business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked as a business journalist for publications such as Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. In addition to his work as a journalist, Roush is also an author who has written several textbooks and biographies including “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” and “Thinking Things Over,” which explores the life of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.”


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