Financial Journalism for CNN Money
Jennifer reporting live for CNN Money.
As a financial reporter for CNNfn.com in New York, I wrote a regular column covering personal finance, mutual funds, IRAs, hedge funds and other financial news related to retirement and long-term savings. CNNfn later became CNNMoney.
The Early Days: Radio reporting
Journalism for me began in upstate NY in the tiny newsroom of country music station WRWD 107.3-FM. In the late 1980s, owner Bud Walker, a Harvard grad and apple farm owner, knew what he was doing investing in the then booming country music faze coupling that with a first-rate news team giving live reports on the top of every hour. I was the newbie on board learning from some of the best voices in the Hudson Valley.
We spliced tape with a razor blade editing reports on a reel-to-reel and as I attended press conferences, I arrived carrying my mic with the WRWD cube prominently displayed.
That was just the beginning of my radio career that led to local news coverage at the following stations: WGY, WGNY, WPTR and WVOS. Later, I served a stint with the Associated Press in Albany, NY doing my duty covering the overnight shift at the helm of the print and broadcast desks for the entire upstate region.
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