Mark Gongloff moves from WSJ to Huffington Post

MediaWire Memo

Peter Goodman, Huffington Post’s executive business editor, tells staff that Mark Gongloff will become chief financial writer for HuffPost Business. “He is everything we could have asked for: smart, well-sourced, energetic, swift and engaging.” And David Levine is leaving Adweek to become a financial writer for Huffington.

Goodman’s memo:

All,

We are thrilled to announce that we are adding to our ranks the formidable Mark Gongloff, a columnist and blogger at the Wall Street Journal, who will soon become chief financial writer on HuffPost Business. Mark brings immediate, high-impact presence to the crucial work of covering Wall Street and the broader financial world. He is everything we could have asked for: smart, well-sourced, energetic, swift and engaging. His trenchant insights, wry sense of humor, and nose for scoops will now be unleashed across our site in myriad forms — via a morning newsletter, frequent posts throughout the day, and in television spots.

Mark brings a dozen years of experience covering financial markets and the economy, having held prominent positions as a reporter, editor, columnist and blogger — first for CNN/Money and then for the Wall Street Journal. His ground-breaking work exploring the extent of the Fed’s special lending programs to banks during the financial crisis was cited in a congressional investigation. He was part of a team of finalists for the Scripps-Howard award for Web reporting on mortgage delinquencies in 2007. He authored or collaborated on several Page One stories for the Journal, contributed to its “Heard on the Street” column, and wrote both its “Evening Wrap” and “Ahead of the Tape” columns. Since August he has been the lead writer for the Journal’s MarketBeat blog, amassing record traffic.

Though helping his wife manage their five-year-old twin boys now consumes most of his free time, Mark hopes to someday resume rock-climbing, sailing, basketball, painting, cooking and creative writing. He still has time to pull for his recently not-terrible alma mater, the University of South Carolina, where he studied journalism.

While Mark will anchor our financial coverage, he will have alongside him a small team of writers. Which brings us to part two of this happy moment:

We’re very excited to announce that we are adding David Levine (byline D.M. Levine) to the growing ranks of HuffPost, where he will contribute his talents and energy as a financial writer. A graceful wordsmith with a keen eye for the sorts of details that bring features to life, David comes to us from AdWeek (which means his job change
merely entails jumping down a couple of floors at 770 Broadway). Over the course of a nearly five-year career, he has covered a wide range of business and financial topics – from media to meatpacking, private prisons to private equity. An honors graduate, of Princeton University, he began his reporting life at Conde Nast Portfolio, before joining The American Lawyer as a Staff Reporter. He has contributed business writing to Fortune online, among other publications. His 2011 American Lawyer profile of Washington lobbyist (and former counsel to African dictators) Lanny Davis won an ASBPE award. Raised in New York City (and a proud alumnus of Saint Ann’s School), David currently lives in Brooklyn.

Please join us in welcoming these two excellent journalists to our newsroom.

Peter S. Goodman
Executive Business Editor

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