Top Business Journalists in the US & UK – The 2023 List

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Here’s a list of the top business journalists and reporters covering business in the US and UK.

Top business journalists

Alyson Shontell, Editor-in-Chief and CCO, FORTUNE

Alyson Shontell joined Business Insider in July 2008 as its sixth employee and was a sales planner before joining the editorial team in 2010. There, she became a start-up reporter and was first to cover some of today’s largest tech companies, including Pinterest, Tinder, Instagram, Uber, and Snap.

Shontell rose to become a senior correspondent, then became Business Insider’s Executive Editor. In 2016, she was appointed Editor-in-Chief, at which point she became the youngest and only woman to run a global business publication. Then, she left Busines Insider to become Editor-in-Chief and CCO of FORTUNE Magazine.

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Owen Thomas, Senior Editor at Protocol

Owen Thomas is a blogger, journalist, and entrepreneur. He is the senior editor at Protocol and was previously the founding executive editor of The Daily Dot and former executive editor of VentureBeat.

“Many people think of me primarily as a writer. But I’m also an experienced editor and editorial manager, and I’m extremely proud of the talent I’ve helped nurture over the years,” Thomas was quoted as saying. “I’m also very good at the detail work required to fix broken newsroom processes and design entirely new ones.”

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Liz Claman, Anchor of the Fox Business Network Show Countdown to the Closing Bell

Described as one of television’s top business reporters and anchors, Liz Claman got her big break in television as a production assistant for Ann Curry, Paula Zahn, and Jim Lampley at television station KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California.

While working in local television, Claman became the youngest producer in the history of KCBS to win an Emmy Award. Since joining Fox Business in 2007, she has conducted interviews with some of the world’s biggest political and business leaders such as Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, Paul H. O’Neill, John W. Snow, and Timothy Geithner, to name just a few.

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Henry Blodget, Co-Founder, CEO, and Editorial Director of Insider, Inc.

The co-founder, CEO, and Editorial Director of Business Insider, Henry Blodget is a master at business reporting. He is a former equity research analyst who was a senior Internet analyst for CIBC Oppenheimer and the head of the global Internet research team at Merrill Lynch during the dot-com era. While some may remember Blodget as a “disgraced Wall Street analyst”, those days are long gone. Today he is a trusted and whip-smart business journalist.

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Adam Parsons, Europe Correspondent for Sky News

Born in London, Adam Parsons started his career as a sports correspondent for BBC News, appearing regularly on BBC One, and BBC Radio. He describes himself as a “jack of all trades”, covering everything from politics – and Brexit – through to migration, terrorism, business journalism, and breaking news.

He’s respected for delivering work to the tightest possible deadlines, as well as crafting long-form pieces that take months to finalize. Beyond journalism, Parsons has significant knowledge of the commercial world, having been an executive board director at Travelodge Hotels, a $1bn company. 

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Brett LoGuirato, Senior Editor at Wharton School Press

The former executive news editor at Business Insider, Brett Lo Guirato has upped his game over the years, from overseeing coverage of the politics, news, defense, and sports sections, as well as the site’s front page, to acquiring and editing books for Wharton Digital Press. Lo Guirato draws on a decade of business journalism experience to shape publication strategy, bring readers engaging content, and help authors reach an ever-growing global audience.

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