Caren Chesler
132 Mt. Hermon Way
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
(917) 536-3111 (cell)


8/01 to present Freelance, New York, NY
Freelance writer for various general interest and business publications, including the New York Times.
1/01 - 8/01 Tower Media, New York, NY
Managing Editor for, an online daily newsletter for the asset management industry.
3/95 - 1/01 Gannett New Jersey, Trenton, NJ (Asbury Park Press, Home News Tribune, Daily Record, Courier News)
Statehouse Reporter. Worked my way up the food chain of Gannett's local newspapers in New Jersey, beginning as a metro reporter and spending my last two years there as a statehouse reporter, covering the Legislature, State Police, the departments of Corrections, Treasury and Human Services, as well as the Supreme Court and Attorney General's Office. Wrote spot news, enterprise and features.
3/94 - 1/95 The Budapest Sun, Budapest, Hungary, Business Central Europe, an Economist publication based in Vienna, Austria, and Bloomberg Business News
Staff Writer and Freelancer. Covered business, politics and general news for English-language weekly in Budapest, Hungary called The Budapest Sun. Wrote freelance stories for Business Central Europe and Bloomberg Business News.
4/92 - 3/94 Investor's Business Daily, New York, New York
Staff Writer. Wrote features and spot news on banking, insurance and tax regulation.
4/90 - 4/92 Euromoney, New York, New York
US Bureau Chief. Wrote features and investigative pieces on Wall Street firms and stock and bond markets for this London-based monthly finance magazine.
9/87 - 12/92 Investment Dealers' Digest, New York, New York
Staff Writer. Covered Wall Street for this weekly financial trade magazine.
5/85 - 3/86
The Provincetown Advocate, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Municipal reporter. Covered the Town of Wellfleet for this weekly newspaper.
EDUCATION: Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, graduated May 1985
BA in Economics, concentration in English
AWARDS: Awarded Journalist of the Year in 2000 by NJ Mental Health Agencies, for stories on how the mentally ill are being chased out of state mental institutions and landing in state prisons.