US News and World Report has hired a slew of new reporters. In an email from Executive Editor Tim Smart, the following hires were announced:
Alan Neuhauser has been hired as a reporter/producer working on Special Reports and covering energy and the environment beat. He went to U.S. News from DNAinfo, where he covered local neighborhoods in New York. Before that, he was at Patch, where he ran some of its New Jersey sites.
Shannon Firth will cover social issues, including health care. Firth also comes to U.S. News from New York, where she had been a senior writer for the online education startup Dulcinea Media. Prior to that, she worked for a series of literary agents.
Tom Risen is the new business and technology reporter. Prior to U.S. News, he was a freelancer and staff writer for several technology publications and organizations, including Tech Cocktail, the FT’s Policy and Regulatory Report, and National Journal Outline. He has also written on tech for The Atlantic and NYT.
And Gary Emerling was hired late last year as a senior news editor. He hails from WTOP, where he was the senior digital editor. He also worked as a reporter on the metro desk of TWT, covering the Fenty administration and local politics.
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