Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. ET: Corporate Earnings During COVID: How to Dig Deep for the Best Stories

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Are you ready to up your game when it comes to covering corporate earnings? During this deep dive into earnings coverage, our panel will give you everything you need to know to both crank out quick stories and mine these documents for enterprise ideas. We’ll also talk about the unique nuances presented by COVID-19, and what you should look for during the next round of earnings.


Kristen Hallam, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Kristen has more than two decades of experience as a business journalist. She has worked in Nashville, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and London as a reporter, editor and manager. She currently resides in Charlottesville, Va., where she oversees coverage of the global healthcare industry for S&P Global Market Intelligence. She met her husband, a fellow journalist, when they both were reporters at Modern Healthcare magazine. They have a 5-year-old daughter and two cats. When not on deadline, Kristen enjoys yoga, Pilates, reading, writing and – since the pandemic – gardening. Follow Kristen on Twitter: @kristen_hallam.


Robert Barba, Wall Street Journal
Robert is spot news editor for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. Robert previously served as banking and fintech writer and analyst at Bankrate. Prior to that he served as deputy editor of American Banker’s dealmaking and strategy section. He joined American Banker in late 2007 as a community banking reporter, just in time for the financial crisis. Robert played a lead role in covering community banks’ struggle for survival in the years following the downturn. Prior to joining American Banker, Robert was a general business reporter at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, Fla. He began his career as a business desk intern at The Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera. Robert is based in New York. Follow Robert on Twitter: @Barbawire.

Hannah Kuchler, Financial Times
Hannah writes about pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare and health tech for the Financial Times. She is currently reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, from how hospitals are coping, to the race for a vaccine. She has worked for the FT for over ten years in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For five years, she was based in Silicon Valley writing about how technology companies are changing the world, including the rise and stumbles of Facebook, cybersecurity, and a column for the FTWeekend magazine on tech culture. Follow Hannah on Twitter: @hannahkuchler.

Jay Taparia
Jay wears many hats between being a public speaker, author, academic, and finance practitioner spanning over 27 years. He has been a retained speaker for the CFA Institute and the journalism community and he is the author of “Financial Statements: A Journalists’ Guide.” Jay has been a Lecturer for over 18 years and currently teaches social entrepreneurship, marketing and finance at New York University. He founded Sanskar Global Wealth Advisors in 2000 and Sanskar Tax Services in 2005. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he worked for Chase Bank in banking, derivatives, emerging market credit analysis, and finally as senior portfolio manager for private clients.

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