ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight names economics writer

ESPN’s data-driven site FiveThirtyEight has added a chief economics writer: Ben Casselman from the Wall Street Journal. Most recently the lead economics reporter for the WSJ, Casselman has also covered energy and real estate.

On Twitter, Casselman joked, "You know you're an econ nerd when: The press release on your job move comes out and you think, 'I'll show up as a quit and a hire in JOLTS.'"

He later noted, "Best thing about job news on Twitter: Real-time reaction from every chapter of my life. Literally every chapter."

"Really, really psyched for @bencasselman to join @fivethirtyeight," tweeted Micah Cohen, a senior writer there. "We're not messing around!"

On a serious note, though, Casselman admitted it was "bittersweet to be leaving @WSJ after 7+ years. I’m inspired every day by the great work my colleagues do here."

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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