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.


12:03 am
Fri March 1, 2013

The Future of Downtown Greensboro

Center City Park, Greensboro
Credit DMattPhotography via flickr

Greensboro has made great strides in downtown development, with more amenities, activities and people living downtown, and big projects waiting in the wings. But City Council seems at odds with Downtown Greensboro, Inc. lately. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss some of the reasons why.

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7:53 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

NC Hospitals and the Decision Not to Expand Medicaid

Map of adoption of Medicaid expansion under Affordable Health Care Act.

This week, North Carolina joined a dozen other states in choosing not to expand Medicaid through the federal Affordable Health Care reform plan.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso discusses the effects of that decision with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

Map Via: The Advisory Board Company

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2:02 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Greensboro's P&G Expands, Creates More Jobs

Justin Catanoso, WFDD's Business Contributor
Credit Justin Catanoso

WFDD's   Business contributor Justin Catanoso gives details on the new economic impact P&G is about to make on Greensboro and the Triad. 

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6:18 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Retiring Beyond the Boardroom

  A growing number of middle-class Americans plan to postpone retirement until they are in their 80’s.  

But guest commentator Justin Catanoso recalls one man who stepped into his golden years at 65. Catanoso is a regular contributor to WFDD’s Business Report and is director of Journalism at Wake Forest University. He  describes this retired man as an expert at carving out a passionate life.  

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7:30 am
Fri February 1, 2013

BH Media Group Buys News & Record

BH Media Group announced this week it would buy the Greensboro News & Record
Credit NS Newsflash

  Media ownership in the Triad became a little less diverse this week, as Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Media Group announced a deal to buy the Greensboro News & Record. Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program discusses what that means for newspapers and news with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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