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Karen Mracek

Karen Mracek

Economics reporter

MNI

Washington, Other

Economics reporter at Market News International

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Economics reporter

I cover the Federal Reserve System, including the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors. I write about monetary policy and economics for the Main Wire of Market News International.

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Kiplinger Washington Editors

Associate Editor

Report on economics and finance for weekly business newsletter, The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger.com. Provide business forecast and analysis on banking, insurance, financial services and retail issues. Update and maintain economic indicator forecasts for online subscribers. Use news judgment to pursue relevant stories for business audience.

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Gannett

Assistant Business Editor, Des Moines Register

Planned and edited stories for the business section and front page. Supervised up to four reporters and a news assistant, and filled in during business editor’s absence. Reported on banking, financial services and insurance. Wrote bi-weekly column about the latest in workplace news and trends, distributed by Gannett News Service. Used the latest technologies to connect with readers, including text messages, e-newsletters, online chats and blogs.

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Gazette Communications

Editor, Edge Business Magazine

Planned and edited monthly business-to-business magazine, 12,000 circulation, focused on business best practices. Determined editorial direction and focus of publication. Managed staff of three full-time and two part-time employees, including copy editors, designers and photographers. Edited staff-produced stories, as well as coordinated freelance expert columnist from the local community.

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Arizona Daily Star

Business reporter, News assistant

Reported and wrote stories for business section and front page, covering small business, retail and tourism. Developed a standing feature that matched local businesses with business consultants and presented the advice in weekly column. Edited the company’s bi-monthly newsletter. Researched and produced daily, weekly and monthly graphics for print publication.

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University of Florida

Bachelor of science, Economics

Niceville High School