Quinnipiac University Dean of Communications Brings Extensive Business Journalism Experience to New Role, While Fortune Magazine Hires Lindsey Leake to Cover Health and Wellness

Leake hired by Fortune to report on health and wellness

Chris Roush, the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has an extensive background in business journalism. Prior to his role at Quinnipiac, he was the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Roush has worked at several prominent news organizations such as Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is also the author of two books, including the leading business reporting textbook “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication,” and a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster titled “Thinking Things Over.”

Lindsey Leake is a new addition to Fortune magazine’s team and will be covering health and wellness. She is also a senior editor on the alumni editorial board of The Science Writer, the digital magazine of Johns Hopkins University’s science writing program. Leake has previous experience working at USA Today newspapers in Florida. She is a member of several professional organizations such as the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Science Writers, Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors. Leake originally comes from Washington D.C., where she holds a Master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in journalism and digital storytelling from American University as well as a B.A in Italian with journalism from Princeton University and a Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication

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