Quartz Hires Reporters Away From Slate, NPR

Alison Griswold will be based in New York, while Chris Groskopf will divide his time between Texas and D.C.

Two hires, two internal memos. That’s the pre-Thanksgiving skinny from Quartz.

Announcing to staffers today the imminent arrival of Alison Griswold was editor in chief and president Kevin Delaney:

Dear Quartz –

I’m very happy to announce that Alison Griswold is joining Quartz as a business reporter in NYC on Nov. 30.

Ali comes to us from Slate, where she’s one of the main business and economics writers and covers a wide range of topics. Her recent reporting includes pieces on Uber such as this one based on a public-records request, an in-depth look at Venmo scams, and a chummy open letter to McDonald’s when it stopped reporting monthly same-store sales. Ali’s review of Robert Reich‘s latest book appeared in the Sunday NYT book review this past weekend. She earlier wrote for Business Insider, Thomson Reuters, and Forbes, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale. You can follow her @alisongriswold.

At Quartz, we expect Ali’s coverage to extend widely based on news or other interesting business developments, and that it will develop into specific obsessions over time.

Please join me in welcoming her!

Best,
Kevin

And letting employees know about the newest addition to Quartz’s Things team, Chris Groskopf, was executive editor and vp of product Zach Seward:

Hi, all.

Chris Groskopf has started as a reporter on the Things team. He’s working from Tyler, Texas, and splits his time between there and Washington, DC.

We’re really excited that Chris has joined us. He is extraordinarily talented in data analysis, among other skills, and brings with him a ton of experience working on teams of journalists who code. He previously worked for NPR’s visuals team, the PANDA Project, and the Chicago Tribune’s news apps team.

Many of Chris’s data tools are widely used by journalists, including many of us. Now we can more easily ask him questions. 🙂 I think his most recent project, called Agate, is going to change how data analysis is done in newsrooms. You can read more about it here. (By coincidence, in the world of minerals, agate is a variety of quartz.)

Please join me in welcoming Chris. You can follow him on Twitter or GitHub. And of course you can find him on Slack.

Zach

Congrats to both.