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Khristopher J. Brooks

News Reporter — CBS MoneyWatch
Covers:  personal finance, markets, financial news, economy, economic disparities, breaking news, national news, income inequality, wealth inequality, minimum wage, CEO-to-worker pay gap, business news, tech
Doesn't Cover: energy, minority issues, science, arts, politics, health, sports, religion,
@CBSMoneyWatch reporter and @Hunterjourn adjunct professor. I’m still from the D so don’t get embarrassed. #FireUpChips

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KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS is a reporter for CBS MoneyWatch in New York. He covers economic disparities and other national breaking business and financial news.

Before coming to CBS, Mr. Brooks was a towns reporter for Newsday on Long Island where he produced enterprise, government watchdog and general feature stories focused on communities directly east of New York City. Mr. Brooks was also the innovation and entrepreneurship reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, New York. He has …

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was an education reporter at the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier. I stayed there for a year and a half. Learned a lot from that job

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm not that young, of course I've used a typewriter. I miss typewriters actually. Maybe I'll buy one for just to stare at it occassionally.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means you spend life gathering the most important news for your readers to know on a given day. It also means you'll probably be poor.


Society of Professional Journalists Award

2003 - Scholarship

The Lawrence A. Laurain Scholarship is awarded each year to a student in a college in Southeast Michigan with a demonstrated interest in journalism. The scholarship honors the memory of the late Larry Laurain, who served as president of the Detroit chapter in 1985, shortly before his death. His journalism career spanned 17 years, including work with the Royal Oak Daily Tribune, the Macomb Daily, United Press International, and as city editor of the Oakland Press.

Virginia Press Association

2007 - Education Writing

Earned for writing a series of critical story about the federal No Child Left Behind Act