Pulitzer Prize-winning business writer James Stewart is joining The New York Times' business desk and will pen a column in the paper’s Saturday business section, according to a Talking Biz News source. He’ll be replacing Joe Nocera, who recently moved to the Times’ editorial page. The official announcement of Stewart’s move is expected to come later Tuesday afternoon.
Stewart currently writes the “Common Sense” column for Smart Money magazine and SmartMoney.com, is a regular contributor to The New Yorker (where he will continue to write after his move), and teaches at Columbia University. He was formerly the Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal and won the Pulitzer for Explanatory Journalism in 1988 for his Journal articles on the ’87 stock market crash and insider trading scandals.