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.


8:26 am
Fri September 19, 2014

In Depth: Wake Forest Baptist Joins Vidant Health, WakeMed In Major Business Partnership

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says the joint venture with Vidant Health of Greenville and WakeMed of Raleigh will help cut costs by sharing services and provide more buying power for supplies.
Credit Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced Wednesday it will partner with Vidant Health of Greenville and WakeMed of Raleigh in a joint venture at a time in when size and scale in the health care industry are increasingly important.

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7:59 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

North Carolina's Hazardous Waste: Where Does it Go?

There are about ten facilities in North Carolina that are designated and authorized to handle hazardous waste and properly dispose of it, including Greensboro-based ECOFLO.
Credit photo by: Dave Kellam (via flickr)

Every day, businesses across the Triad and the state generate hazardous waste like toxic chemicals and solvents.

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7:40 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Piedmont Now A Good Place To Live For Young Professionals

Chris Padgett, center, is founder of Fusion3 Design, a 3-D printer manufacturer in Greensboro. Young entrepreneurs like Padgett often hang out in the Forge in Greensboro, a place where he can work collaboratively with other entrepreneurs to brainstorm new ideas and products.
Credit photo by: Justin Catanoso

Millennials, those ages 18 to 34, have been flooding the job market over the last decade.

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7:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

From Grooming to Boarding: Pet Services Industry Sees Growth in Triad

Americans will spend more than $50 billion on their pets this year, which includes services such as luxury boarding and grooming.
Credit by: Egidio Maurizio via flickr

Here in the Triad, and across the country, we love our pets. And we’re willing to spend a lot of money on them – especially when we leave town on vacation. How much money?

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7:45 am
Fri August 15, 2014

NC Rural Counties Struggle With Education Challenges & Population Decline

Students who live in rural communities often lack access to programs found in urban areas. Even when these services are available, transportation issues prevent students from getting the services they need the most. According to Communities In Schools of North Carolina, as a result, fewer than 7-in-10 rural students graduate from high school in the Tar Heel state.
Credit by: Bindaas Madhavi via flickr

For all the challenges that cities such as Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point face in generating new jobs and training a skilled workforce, those same challenges in the Triad's rural communities are even harder. 

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