Scott Gurvey helped blaze the trail for business journalism on television and online. In his longtime role as New York Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent for public television’s Nightly Business Report (“NBR”) Gurvey covered the financial markets, business and the economy for the first and longest-running daily program dedicated to financial news on broadcast television.
Gurvey was also the broadcast’s technology expert and was uniquely positioned to cover the rise of the tech sector and the disruptive impact of the Internet across all segments of society. Much of his reporting was directed to the general audience, an audience not served by traditional media. Coinciding with the rise of self-directed retirement accounts and the proliferation of investing choices for individuals these reports helped establish the “personal finance” category of financial reporting.
Gurvey’s “On-the-Record” interviews introduced scores of the world’s top business leaders and policy makers to the investing public. He frequently identified up-and-coming companies and their products and services at an early stage.
Gurvey also helped lead NBR into the online age, assisting in the development of an online presence. His personal blog, “Public Offerings”, was a regular feature of the pbs.org web site.
Gurvey has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Princeton University with a certificate for the Program for Science in Human Affairs, a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has taught journalism at Loyola University of Chicago and has lectured, participated in panel discussions and advised students at Princeton, Columbia and New York University. He has also worked for CBS and NBC and has written for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
Since the acquisition of NBR by CNBC, Gurvey has continued to write for various online sites, to teach the next generation of journalists, and to advise companies and nonprofits on media relations, communications strategy, ethics, newsroom operations and online application design and practice. He writes an instructional blog “Financial Market Reporting” for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. He has also been known to Tweet at @scottgurvey, from time to time.