Reuters finance editor Lauren Tara LaCapra sent out the following to the staff:
I’m delighted to announce that Alwyn Scott has joined the Global Finance & Markets team as an insurance reporter based in New York.
Since coming to Reuters as Americas Finance Editor in 2012, Al has served as airlines, aerospace and defense editor and has covered hard industries, manufacturing, aviation, insurance and energy. His insightful stories about General Electric’s failed digital and electric-power strategies and Boeing’s burning 787 jetliners and struggles with supply chains and automation, set the agenda on highly competitive beats. Al’s knowledge of corporate accounting has led to him teaching seminars in financial statement analysis at Reuters and the Dow Jones News Fund training program. (If you have a question about airplanes, power plants or cash flow, Al likely has the answer.)
In his new insurance role, Al will be working alongside Suzanne Barlyn, Carolyn Cohn and Noor Zainab Hussain, and report to me.
Al joined Reuters from the Puget Sound Business Journal, where as managing editor he led the publication to win 18 national awards and where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the foreclosure crisis and collapse of Washington Mutual. Al’s experience also includes seven years as business projects reporter at The Seattle Times, focused on globalization and corporate governance, and a decade as a reporter and editor at Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, with postings in Bangkok, Brussels and London.
When Al is not busy reporting, he can be found bicycling, playing blues guitar and building audio gear.
Please join me in welcoming Al to the team!