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Nathaniel Popper joins Business section, will cover Wall Street

January 8, 2010 | 10:58 am

Below is the memo to the Staff from John Corrigan, Business editor; and Art Buckler, Markets editor:

Nathaniel Popper joins The Times as a Business reporter in New York, where he will cover Wall Street, the financial markets and other stories about money and power in Gotham.

Nathaniel comes to us from the Forward, the Jewish-American weekly newspaper, where he spent six years as a reporter and for a time as an editor. His articles exposing the miserable working conditions at the country’s largest kosher meat packing plant won a Deadline Club Award from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and were a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award. He has had freelance pieces published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review and even the Los Angeles Times.

A native of Pittsburgh, Nathaniel got a bachelor’s degree in American history and literature at Harvard, where he played intercollegiate hockey. He also studied German literature on a yearlong fellowship at Freie Universitat in Berlin. He also found time to hike the southern half of the Appalachian Trail.

Nathaniel will be in Los Angeles for three weeks starting Monday, Jan. 11, before starting in our NYC bureau Feb. 1. He succeeds Walter Hamilton, who has returned here as a Los Angeles-based financial reporter after seven years of outstanding work covering Wall Street.