Torry from WSJ to report on Western U.S. economy

The Epic Pairing: Two Veteran Journalists Bring Unique Perspectives to the Western U.S. Economy

Harriet Torry, a veteran Wall Street Journal reporter, has been assigned to cover the Western U.S. economy from her new base in Houston, Texas. With 14 years of experience at the paper and a strong background in covering consumers from the Washington, D.C., bureau, Torry is well-equipped to tackle this new challenge.

Before joining the Journal, Torry covered the Federal Reserve and worked at Deutsche Welle in Frankfurt before moving to Berlin to cover the German government and economy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. Her diverse experience and expertise make her an ideal candidate for this role.

Chris Roush, on the other hand, is a seasoned business journalist with a wealth of experience spanning various publications such as Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is also an accomplished author with two books under his belt – “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” and “Thinking Things Over,” a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster. Roush previously served as the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Both Torry and Roush bring unique perspectives to their respective roles in journalism, making them valuable assets to their respective organizations. Their diverse experiences and expertise allow them to provide insightful analysis of complex economic issues affecting people across America.


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