Leake hired by Fortune to report on health and wellness

Lindsey Leake, a recent addition to Fortune magazine’s team, will be covering health and wellness. In addition to her work with Fortune, Leake is also a senior editor on the alumni editorial board of The Science Writer, the digital magazine of Johns Hopkins University’s science writing program. Her previous experience includes working at USA Today newspapers in Florida. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Science Writers, Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors. Originally from Washington, D.C., she currently resides in Florida and holds a Master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University, an M.A. in journalism and digital storytelling from American University, and a B.A. in Italian with journalism from Princeton University, as well as a Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He has an extensive background in business journalism and was previously the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Roush began his journalism career at Bloomberg News before moving on to Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He has authored two books including “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication,” which is considered one of leading business reporting textbooks.

Roush’s most recent book is a biography titled “Thinking Things Over” about former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

In his current role at Quinnipiac University he leads undergraduate programs that focus on business communication and media studies among others while overseeing graduate programs such as MFA creative writing program which attracts writers from around the world to pursue their craft under renowned authors who serve as faculty mentors.

Overall Roush brings extensive knowledge and experience to his position as dean while also promoting creativity through education for students looking to pursue careers in this field.

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