History Q&A

This section includes interviews from some of the most famous business journalists in the past 50 years. Through these interviews, readers can get a glimpse into how the world of business reporting was shaped by these journalists and what events and people impacted their careers. We’ll attempt to update this area frequently with new Q&As. If there is someone you’d like us to interview, please send an email to croush@email.unc.edu.


Ray Shaw, chairman, American City Business Journals, Sept. 12, 2005

Carol Loomis, Fortune, Sept. 12, 2005

Allan Sloan, columnist, Newsweek, Oct. 3, 2005

Steve Shepard, former BusinessWeek editor, Oct. 5, 2005.

Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek personal finance columnist, Oct. 4, 2005.

Carol Kleiman, former syndicated workplace columnist for Chircago Tribune, Feb. 2, 2006.

Linda O'Bryon, Nightly Business Report, Feb. 22, 2006.

Myron Kandel, CNN financial editor, May 18, 2006.

Dan Dorfman, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money magazine, CNBC, Dec. 27, 2008.

Ernie Holsendolph, Fortune, New York Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan. 3, 2009.

Austin Kiplinger, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Jan. 8, 2009.

Marshall Loeb, Time, Money, Fortune, Marketwatch, Feb. 3, 2009.

Paul Steiger, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 16, 2009.