Here’s a note I just sent to the team.
I’m pleased to announce that Nate Becker will join us later this month as Finance Editor to expand The Information’s coverage of financial services. He joins us from WSJ, where he led the newspaper’s renowned team on deals and Wall Street. He also headed the Journal’s breaking news desk, first joining Dow Jones in 2008. Nate was a Knight-Bagehot fellow and received his MBA from Columbia.
As I’ve shared, I see a great opportunity for us to deepen our impact and influence in reporting on the future of finance and the people driving it. Our coverage of retail markets has already made us a must-read on Wall Street. A third of our subscribers work in financial services. And we see many opportunities ahead.
The future of finance will be shaped by both Wall Street and Silicon Valley. That’s a huge opportunity for us that we plan to seize by hiring some new reporters in beats ranging from deals to fintech and more. At the same time, the largest technology companies are their own financial ecosystems. We have a great opportunity to cover the cash flows in and around them.
Nate will initially focus on recruiting for the expanded finance team while getting to know and working with many of you whose beats are already targeting these areas. Just as Weekend has expanded our coverage, I’m excited for Nate and his team to increase the reach and impact of The Information. He will be based in North Carolina with regular trips to New York.
As an aside, I’m very proud and happy that we’re in expansion mode right now in the industry. It’s a testament to all your great work and our unique approach: we aim high and climb the hill together.
Thanks and more.
Jessica Lessin founded The Information in 2013 after covering Silicon Valley for the Wall Street Journal for eight years. She writes regularly about all things technology, media and the wild ride that affects both industries. She can be found on Twitter at @jessicallessin.