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.


8:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

How Good A Deal Is Health Care In The Triad?

Industry experts say the cost of health care in the Triad tends to be relatively lower than Raleigh or Charlotte or the coast.
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Trying to fathom the costs to patients when it comes to health can feel like a losing battle. There is no upfront pricing. Charges vary with who is paying. And transparency is virtually nonexistent.

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7:30 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Solar Energy Use In North Carolina Continues To Grow

Several years ago, Guilford College partnered with a company called FLS Energy in Asheville to install more than 200 solar panels, which provide hot water on campus.
Credit Julie Knight/The Triad Business Journal

A report released earlier this month by the Pew Charitable Trust extolled the virtues of a “new cash crop” in North Carolina. Here's a hint – it’s not hogs or chickens, tobacco or soybeans.

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7:21 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Study Aims To Prevent Football Head Injuries

The idea behind the research at Wake Forest Baptist is to use the findings of the study to assist those who design football equipment as well as researchers and doctors as they work to prevent, identify and treat head injuries.
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At every level of football, from youth teams to the NFL, concerns are mounting about how skull-rattling hits affect the health and safety of players. At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researchers are studying the impact of concussions and they are coming up with some answers.  

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

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