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Press Profiles

These are the top journalists that drive the news cycle, but what drives them? Industry veteran Russell Sherman sits down with some of the most influential journalists in business news to hear their backstories, memorable moments, and latest perspective on the news today. They are used to asking the questions, now we’ll “turn the tables” and get a behind-the-scenes look on how the news gets made.

Recent Episodes

Stephanie Mehta: Leading the way as CEO of Fast Company and Inc.

March 22, 2023

Stephanie Mehta was first starstruck by a front-page story in the “Daily Northwestern.”  These days she’s rarely starstruck, leading two cutting-edge business publications which track the next generation of companies and ent…

Rebecca Jarvis: From 45 rejection letters to 4-5 AM wake-up calls for ABC News.

March 8, 2023

Rebecca Jarvis spent the early days of her career in investment banking thinking of all the ways she could get out of a career in investment banking. The journalism bug was tugging at her. After plenty of rejections, she fin…

Francine Lacqua: Press Profiles is on location in London with Bloomberg’s ubiquitous anchor.

Feb. 22, 2023

The daughter of a journalist, Francine Lacqua spent the first twenty years of her life living in Moscow, Washington, London, and Paris. On this edition of Press Profiles, on location in London, we talk about how that upbring…

Maureen Farrell: a life of exploration leads to The New York Times

Feb. 8, 2023

Maureen Farrell was always curious and had a deep desire to learn new things. It’s no wonder she cast medical school aside and ended up as a journalist. On this episode of Press Profiles, we hear about her journey as a journ…

Howard Kapiloff: Behind the Scenes of Hedge Fund Alert, the little newsletter that makes a big impact.

Jan. 25, 2023

Howard Kapiloff loves writing about characters; it’s no wonder he ended up covering the hedge fund industry. For more than 20 years he has been following the ups and downs of the smart and intriguing cast of characters that …

Matt Turner: The inside story of Insider’s Editor in Chief

Jan. 11, 2023

Matt Turner never dreamed of being a journalist. But, a random comment in a bar set him on his way. On this episode of Press Profiles, Insider’s Editor in Chief tells us about his fortuitous path into journalism, taking the …