From Wall Street Journal to Western U.S. Economy: The Diverse Background of Journalist Harriet Torry

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

Harriet Torry, a journalist with 14 years of experience at the Wall Street Journal, has been assigned to cover the Western U.S. economy. Prior to this role, she was based in Washington, D.C., and focused on consumers in her coverage of the U.S. economy. Before that, Torry covered the Federal Reserve and began her career at the paper in Frankfurt as a financial reporter before moving to Berlin to cover the German government and economy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.

On the other hand, Chris Roush is a former dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut who has an extensive background in business journalism. He has held various positions at Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Roush is also the author of “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. He previously served as the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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