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Nancy Trejos to Cover Personal Finance

From the Washington Post’s internal announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    We are pleased to announce that Nancy Trejos will replace Nell Henderson as our personal finance reporter. Nancy joined the Financial staff in February to cover real estate, after an impressive two month rotation in Iraq. During her seven months as a real estate reporter, she has written A1 stories about condo buyers whose projects are unexpectedly cancelled, glitzy condo parties to attract customers and “upside down” home sellers (who owe more on their homes than they can sell them for). Her memorable stories from Iraq include the difficulties of giving birth in Iraq, the return of “enjoyment marriages,” and the plight of women there.

    With her aggressive reporting, lively writing, creativity, energy and interest in consumer issues and pop culture (she lists chick lit and celebrity trivia as hobbies), Nancy has already had a huge impact on our coverage. We are delighted that she wants to expand her base to write about a wide range of personal finance issues. She will write for Sunday Business, the daily Business section and A1.

    Nancy was born and raised in Queens, where she lived with her Colombian father, her Ecuadorian mother and two older siblings. She moved to Washington in 1994 to study at Georgetown University and in 1998 took a Post summer internship in the Southern Maryland bureau. She worked briefly for the Los Angeles Times but then returned to the Post’s Southern Maryland bureau to cover three school districts. She later covered schools in Prince George’s and was a general assignment reporter in Montgomery County.

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Henderson Leaves Post

Nell Henderson, Washington Post business and economics reporter, is leaving the newspaper to join McKinsey Global Institute as senior editor.

Henderson To Cover Personal Finance

Below is a Washington Post internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC:

    Almost daily we hear from readers who want advice for investing and saving their money. Baby boomers in particular seem baffled by the endless array of plans to help them save for college, retirement, health problems, child care – you name it. They watch the China boom and wonder about investing there, see the rush to develop resort properties and wonder how to assess that. We needed someone with a deep knowledge of financial markets, an engaging writing style, someone who can shine on radio, podcasts and video and someone who can help us design our web strategy. Naturally we went after Nell Henderson. Who else? Luckily she was delighted.

    Nell came to the Post in 1984 and has seemingly done it all – covering biotech, transportation, the District finances, and the O.J. Simpson trial. She was an editor on Metro and Financial before covering the Fed for the past three and a half years, where her accuracy in predicting what the Fed would do helped distinguish our coverage of Greenspan and Bernanke.

    She was born in Texas, grew up in L.A, graduated from Harvard, and earned a diploma in economics at the London School of Economics. She taught journalism in Peru and Bolivia on a Fulbright fellowship. She started journalism as an overnight cop reporter for a wire service in L.A, worked as an assistant business writer in The New York Times’ L.A. bureau, and covered local government for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook and the Los Angeles Times.

    Nell will start her new job when we have found her replacement. She already is bursting with ideas (including the Nell Henderson Personal Finance show.)