Meet the Business Journalists Heading to Houston and Hamden: Harriet Torry and Chris Roush

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

Harriet Torry, a seasoned business journalist, has been assigned to cover the Western U.S. economy for the Wall Street Journal. She will be based in Houston, Texas and brings with her 14 years of experience at the paper, having previously focused on consumer-related stories from the Washington, D.C. bureau and covered the Federal Reserve. Prior to joining the Journal, Torry worked at Deutsche Welle and reported on the German government and economy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis in Berlin.

On the other hand, Chris Roush is currently serving as dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Before his current role, he served as professor of business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Chair in Business Journalism for eight years. He has a background in business journalism and has worked for several publications such as Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Roush is also an author of several books including “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” and “Thinking Things Over,” which explores former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster’s life story.

Both journalists have extensive experience in their respective fields and are looking forward to their new roles covering important economic developments in their respective regions.

Harriet Torry, a seasoned business journalist, has been assigned to cover the Western U.S. economy for the Wall Street Journal. She will be based in Houston, Texas and brings with her 14 years of experience at the paper, having previously focused on consumer-related stories from the Washington, D.C. bureau and covered the Federal Reserve. Prior…

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