James T. Madore is the economics writer at Newsday, covering the regional economy and economic development. James has written about business for much of his career, except for six years as a government reporter including a stint as statehouse bureau chief. During his time as media business writer, he was the lead reporter on a team investigating Newsday’s circulation fraud. That and other stories have been recognized with SABEW BIB awards, the National Headliner Award and Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards. James has been at Newsday for 20 years. Previously, he worked at The Buffalo News and Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and politics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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