Schwartz in new role at Fortune

Global business magazine Fortune has appointed Nelson Schwartz as its new Europe editor to be based at Time Inc’s headquarters in London.

Schwartz, from New York, has already covered news in Iraq, Israel and Kuwait for Fortune and is looking forward to focusing on Europe.

“I’m really excited about the job,” he said. “I will write about companies making news in Britain and Europe as a whole, as well as use London as a launching pad to cover stories in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.”

Schwartz began his career as a researcher in the Washington, DC, bureau of the Baltimore Sun and at Smart Money.

In 1998 he was named one of the top 30 business journalists under 30 by The Journalist and Financial Reporter.

Speaking of his new role, he said: “With the recent expansion of the EU, I think there are a lot of good stories in Eastern and Central Europe that will be of interest to American readers.”

Schwartz will report to Fortune’s New York-based international editor, Robert Friedman, who praised his previous reporting on the Iraq war, Argentina’s financial crisis and the international oil and energy industry.

Schwartz, who studied history at the University of Chicago, joined Fortune in 1997 as a senior writer after working for Business Week and The Wall Street Journal.

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