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Engel leaves Insider/Business Insider for NBC News

Pamela Engel

Insider executive editor Pamela Engel has left the company to become lead breaking news editor for NBC News.

Engel joined Business Insider seven years ago. As Insider executive editor, she oversaw its global news teams.

She previously was politics editor and also the deputy editor overseeing politics and military/defense coverage. Engel was also a senior reporter covering politics, foreign policy, and national security. Before Business Insider, she worked for the Associated Press in Indianapolis.

She has also written for The Columbus Dispatch, the Scripps Howard news wire, and the New York Observer.


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Wisconsin biz reporter Burke retires

Michael Burke

Michael Burke, a business reporter at the Racine Journal Times in Wisconsin, is retiring.

Burke writes, “Most of my journalism career has been spent with The Journal Times in my hometown of Racine, and most of that time has been on the business beat, by choice. My time here has spanned the transition from newspapers being read only on paper to being read far more commonly on computers and smartphones. From the news landing at one’s doorstep once a day to landing on a screen repeatedly throughout each day.

“This has been a great job. Returning to Racine and joining The Journal Times allowed me to reconnect with people such as my great childhood friend Greg Anderegg and make new friends such as Chris Paulson, who also became a lifelong friend. I’ve met so many great, interesting people through this job.

“Not the least of them have

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Fox Business and anchor Regan split

Trish Regan

Fox Business Network announced Friday that anchor Trish Regan has left the organization.

The move comes less than one month after controversial on-air remarks she made regarding the coronavirus pandemic — saying it was an effort to hurt President Donald Trump — and the suspension of her show.

We thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors,” said the network in a statement.

Regan was the host of “Trish Regan Primetime,” which expanded upon the leading headlines of the day and their economic impact. She joined the network as an anchor in April 2015.

““I have enjoyed my time at Fox and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times,” said Regan in a statement. “I am grateful to my incredible team at Fox Business and for the many opportunities the network

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Pittsburgh Biz Times hires Doughty as digital producer

Nate Doughty

The Pittsburgh Business Times has hired Nate Doughty to be a digital producer.

He replaces Luke Torrance, who left to become the money reporter at the Tampa Bay Business Journal, a sister publication.

Doughty is a May 2018 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism news and information from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he also obtained a minor in political science.

He interned for the Business Times last summer and then spent three months working for a newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica. Doughty has also worked for the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington, Pa., and The New Political website based in Athens, Ohio.

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Charleston biz reporter wins national award for covering patient debt

Mary Katherine Wildeman

The Association of Health Care Journalists announced this week that Mary Katherine Wildeman, a business reporter at The Post and Courier, won a national investigative award for a story she wrote about patient debt in 2019.

Lauren Sausser of The Post and Courier writes, “Wildeman’s investigation, ‘Guilty no matter what,’ earned a second-place finish in the association’s investigative category for small publications with circulations of less than 100,000. An article published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the legal guardianship of vulnerable adults finished first in the category.

“More than 400 entries were submitted for the association’s annual awards across all categories.

“Wildeman’s article outlined how some South Carolina hospitals are using a loophole in state law to scoop millions of dollars a year from the pockets of the poorest of patients. It mostly takes place outside the courts and the public eye.”

Read more here.

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