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New Leaders Bring Expertise and Diversity to Media Industry: Chris Roush at Quinnipiac University and Lindsey Leake at Fortune Magazine


Feb 11, 2024
Leake hired by Fortune to report on health and wellness

Chris Roush, a distinguished business journalist, is the new dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He has an extensive background in journalism, having worked at several leading publications including Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Tampa Tribune. In addition to his work at Quinnipiac, Roush is also a professor of business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill where he previously held the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism position.

Roush’s writing career spans over two decades and includes two books, “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” and “Thinking Things Over,” a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster. His expertise in business journalism has earned him numerous accolades throughout his career.

Meanwhile, Lindsey Leake is the newest addition to Fortune magazine’s team as a health and wellness reporter. She also serves as a senior editor on the alumni editorial board of The Science Writer, the digital magazine of Johns Hopkins University’s science writing program. Prior to her role at Fortune magazine, Leake worked as a reporter for USA Today newspapers in Florida. Her previous experience includes working as a freelance writer for several publications including Politico and Slate Magazine.

Leake holds a Master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A in journalism and digital storytelling from American University. She is also a member of several professional organizations including 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 hails from Washington D

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