John Harrington

John Harrington is a journalist with an extensive background in business and financial news. John graduated from Rutgers University in Newark cum laude with a degree in history and a minor in English. His first full-time job in journalism was with the Daily Advance in Dover, New Jersey, as a sportswriter. John covered all areas of scholastic youth sports, writing breaking news as well as features on topics such as ice fishing and the changing face of Little League.

John then shifted to the Daily Journal in Elizabeth, New Jersey, covering scholastic, college, and professional sports news. The college assignments included Rutgers University football and basketball and Seton Hall University basketball. Professional work included covering the 1981 World Series between the Yankees and Dodgers; the New York Giants beat; and the soccer team the New York Cosmos. It was on the Daily Journal that John learned to design news pages and oversaw the daily production of the sports section. John eventually switched to news and edited copy as an overnight editor.

After working at the Daily Journal for six years, John moved to the Asbury Park Press, the third-largest newspaper in New Jersey. John copy edited general news stories and copy edited and designed the daily and Sunday business sections for five years, a period of substantial population growth at the Jersey Shore.

John then worked at Crain’s New York Business, a weekly business news publication, for eight years as a copy editor and later became assistant managing editor, overseeing the publication’s signature list content as well as content on the web. John was part of a team that won the Gerald W. Loeb award for excellence in business journalism.

John returned to New Jersey to become business editor for three years of the Home News Tribune, a newspaper in central New Jersey, overseeing a staff of four reporters who covered finance, telecommunications and the pharmaceutical industry. Among the initiatives John conceived and oversaw was a project on the oldest continuously operating business in each town in the newspaper’s coverage area.

John joined Bloomberg News, one of the world’s largest financial news organizations, and over a three-year period was an editor on the stock market team, overseeing coverage of the Canadian market, and was also an editor on the retail team.

John returned to newspapers in 2006, and was assistant business editor of The Record of Bergen County, the second-biggest newspaper in New Jersey, for 10 years. John supervised coverage of retail, commercial real estate, banking and finance, and small business.

Currently John is an assistant managing editor at 24/7 Wall St., writing and copy editing breaking news stories as well as stores on lifestyle, entertainment, health, sports and finance.

His work has been published or referenced by The Washington Post, MSN, USA Today, Daily Mail, Yahoo, Business Insider, Thrillist, Mental Floss, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Cincinnati Enquirer, and many others.

Lastest Stories by John Harrington

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Dolly Parton grew up one of 12 children in a one-bedroom home in eastern Tennessee to become one of the greatest female country singers of all time. In a career that spans almost 70 years, Parton’s...
Two months after World War I began, French pilot Sgt. Joseph Frantz and his gunner, Louis Quénault, shot down a German plane near Reims, recording what is considered to be the first official aerial...
If you hit the clubs in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, chances are you were dancing to songs released by ABBA. The quartet of Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (aka Frida), and...
When movie makers are casting for a film, an actor’s box office performance in previous films as well as his or her fitness for a role is considered. And besides the ability to draw at the domestic...
When it comes to defense spending, the United States is in a league of its own. Earlier this year, the House of Representatives authorized $840 billion in defense expenditures for 2023, raising...
The world’s top brands have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever. According to Interbrand’s list of the world’s leading brands, the cumulative value of the world’s 100 best global...
While directors sometimes have a strong idea of who should play a particular part in their films (Woody Allen created the character of Annie Hall with Diane Keaton in mind, for instance), an...
Americans love pizza. Several years ago, a Harris Poll, surveying more than 2,000 U.S. adults, found that if those polled could eat only one food for the rest of their lives, 21% of them would...
No event is more life-changing for a couple than welcoming a baby. Amid the joy of the event, parents in the modern world have tough decisions to make regarding how to integrate their work world with...
The 22nd FIFA World Cup will be held in the Arabian Peninsula nation of Qatar from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18. It is the first time in the 92-year-old history of the World Cup that a Middle Eastern country...
Few industries were more profoundly disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak than the motion-picture business. Theaters closed, workers were idled, some stars passed away, and projects were delayed or...
It has been more than a decade since the last major global nuclear disaster, the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011.  However, the the risk of a dangerous...