NPR’s Planet Money team adds Bryant Urstadt as senior editor. Urstadt, who starts Monday, comes over from Bloomberg Businessweek, where he was a features editor.
“Bryant is blessed with great long-form editing skills and a sharp mind for making business and economics stories engaging to a general audience. He brought those talents to pieces like an adaptation of Ashlee Vance’s recent biography of Elon Musk as well as Paul Ford’s magnificent issue-length essay What is Code?,” writes NPR Business Desk supervising senior editor Neal Carruth in an email to staff.
In turn, Ford called Bryant a “brilliant editor” and told Carruth, “He loves writers and he’s got what everyone calls ‘a great ear,’ and I can’t wait to hear—actually hear! with my own ears!—what he’ll do at Planet Money.”
Planet Money delivers easily digestible economic and financial news through a podcast that comes out twice a week, and segments that appear on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life.