Justin Catanoso

Justin Catanoso is senior lecturer and director of journalism at Wake Forest University. He has also had a 30-year career as a professional journalist at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and North Carolina. He was founding executive editor of The Business Journal in the Triad, which started publishing in 1998. There, he helped lead a newsroom in its coverage of business and economic  trends across the region. Previously, Justin spent 11 years as a reporter with the News & Record of Greensboro. There he received a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1992 for his investigative reporting into fraud in the tobacco industry. That project was awarded the Science in Society Award by the National Association of Science Writers. He won numerous state and national writing honors while at the News & Record and The Business Journal.

In 2008, HarperCollins published his first book, a family memoir titled My Cousin the Saint, A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles. Harper Perennial published it in paperback in 2009. My Cousin the Saint was a Book of the Month Club selection and a summer reading pick by the Order Sons of Italy in America. Justin's writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, US Airways and Delta inflight magazines, Catholic Digest,  and on National Public Radio.

Justin  is married to singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. They live in Greensboro and have three daughters.

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Regional Growth
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Downtown University Campus to Anchor Greensboro Development on South Elm

Rendering of the downtown university campus on South Elm Street in Greensboro
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This week, a parcel of land on South Elm Street in Greensboro was identified as the site of the future downtown university campus, which will provide a collaborative space for the city's seven colleges and universities. The broader development goals for the 7.5-acre location are the topic of this weekly discussion on Triad business issues with Business Journal contributing writer - and Wake Forest University journalism program director - Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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Business
7:04 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Rural Counties Weigh Economic Development Options

Counties included in the Piedmont Triad Partnership.
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The Piedmont Triad Partnership began as an economic development tool to market the Triad to prospective businesses both domestically and internationally.  That's been affected by reorganization at the state level. Business Journal contributing writer, and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, Justin Catanoso, spoke with WFDD's Audrey Fannin about the changes bringing both uncertainty and opportunity to the region. 

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Healthcare
7:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Hospitals Respond to Industry Changes with Job Shifts

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Hospitals across the Triad are responding to a number of changes in the healthcare industry. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss why that means some hospitals are cutting jobs - and hiring - at the same time.

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Business
7:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Triad Business Roundup: Health, Housing and Handshakes

Insurance companies are also trying to cope with delays in federal healthcare exchanges rollout.
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  This week's business report is a roundup of several topics.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss Obamacare, housing markets and regional cooperation.  

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Craft Breweries
1:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Small Breweries = Big Business in the Triad

Craft breweries are big business in the Triad.
Credit Bernt Rostad via flickr

Craft breweries are a $10 billion industry in North Carolina, and employ more than a thousand people in the Triad alone. Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses the growth of this industry in the Triad with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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