We are so happy to welcome Brandon Brown back to Arizona and back to the Phoenix Business Journal after a few years away. He is not only back at his old stomping grounds, but at his former beat, focused on all things restaurant and retail.
In the summer of 2015 my wife Haley and I moved to Spokane, Washington so she could go to law school at Gonzaga University. This fall she was offered an opportunity at the Maricopa County Public Defenders Office and a reporter position opened at the Phoenix Business Journal. We both got our dream jobs, so we came back.
I started working professionally in journalism at the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. I was a web editor and I helped with the publication’s coverage of the Utah Jazz. I then got a fellowship from the Arizona Republic, that helped pay for graduate school at ASU, so I worked as a business reporter at the Republic while getting a master’s degree. After I graduated I wrote a little bit for some smaller publications around the Valley and I did an internship at the Seattle Times. Then I started at the Phoenix Business Journal.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Downtown Phoenix continues to get cooler, with more exciting restaurants and things to do.
I like all sorts of music, but I’m also kind of a snob about it at the same time. It’s hard to explain. This is probably the toughest question in the survey for me.
Spinato’s. I think it is the best pizza in town and it’s where I proposed to my wife.
The woods. I’m a big camper and hiker and like being around trees.
Something interesting and something that could spark an idea for a business person. The goal of our publication is to offer market intelligence to our audience, so I try to write news that people could read and hopefully do something with that could make them more money. This can happen through specific news or trend pieces or even abstractly, but that is our goal.
For web it kind of depends on the story and how much I have going on. For print, we publish on Fridays but everything has to be done on Wednesday, so really I have to have your story at least by the Friday before or early on Monday.
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