Herb Greenberg to leave Marketwatch, Dow Jones

Here’s Herb’s 2 weeks notice:

"On May 1, I’m leaving MarketWatch, Dow Jones and traditional journalism to start an independent research firm with my friend, Debbie Meritz, an analyst/accountant who has been a very good source of ideas in the past.

I’ve devoted my career to journalism, starting in elementary school by delivering copies of the Miami News from my bicycle, to my first job out of college in 1974 as the first business reporter for the Boca Raton News.

I’ve since been part of the evolution of modern business journalism,
working from beat reporter to correspondent to columnist to blogger.

When Debbie and I first started talking about the idea of setting up
a research firm, it seemed like the next logicial step, just as it did
when I left traditional print journalism 10 years ago to join the
fledging online world.

Change is never easy, especially leaving a place as great as MarketWatch, which has been my home for the past four years. But change is also exciting and I’m looking forward to the next adventure.

Until then… you’re stuck with me for a few more weeks"

Good luck Herb!

If you ever need an outlet for some non-private research, the Big Picture is at your disposal . . . 

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  1. TulsaTime commented on Apr 15

    Good for him. I took a lot of lessons watching him on Wall Street Week. I guess it’s one of the reasons I lurk around dismal places like this and other macro blogs.

  2. Pat G. commented on Apr 15

    I hope this doesn’t mean we won’t see him on TV every once in awhile too? But you only have one life so go live it Herb and enjoy.

  3. Ross commented on Apr 15

    Oh no. Another real live thinking person going under the radar. Guess I’ll have to get out my checkbook again. Damn.

  4. dave54 commented on Apr 15

    I do believe in NEWS Corp…
    I do beleive in NEWS Corp…
    I do, I do, I do believe in NEWS Corp.

  5. Rodrigo commented on Apr 15


    Just wondering if you had an opinion on the whole naked shorting issue–the alleged collusion between certain research analysts, hedge funds and reporters to bring down a stock–particularly on Herb’s role (if he had one). Many people allege that Herb was a part of many of these “scandals”. I’ve been watching the lawsuits unfold and it’s fascinating stuff…

  6. Owner Earnings commented on Apr 15

    Herb could start a very strong research company.

  7. scorpio commented on Apr 15

    mazel tov! i’ve been reading Herb’s work for 20 yrs now. one of the v few honorable and outspoken guys out there.

  8. maximo commented on Apr 15

    Wow! our loss.

  9. KirkH commented on Apr 16

    Bummer, I always liked how he stuck it to Kudlow.

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