- Justin Catanoso
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occupation = Journalism
Justin Catanoso (born
November 5, 1959) is the author of "My Cousin the Saint -- A Search for Faith, Family and Miracles", the executive editor of The Business Journal, and an adjunct lecturer of journalism at Wake Forest University.
William Morrow and Companyin 2008, "My Cousin the Saint" is about Catanoso's "journey in search of faith and family" [ [http://www.justincatanoso.com/the-book Justin Catanoso: The Book] ] after discovering Gaetano Catanoso, a cousin of the author's grandfather, was a pious Italian parish priest, later canonizedby Pope Benedict XVIin 2005.
Previously Catanoso delivered a commentary about his cousin on
National Public Radio's Morning Edition. [ [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4966587 NPR: Our Cousin, the Saint] ]
Catanoso is also the executive editor of The Business Journal, a weekly business and economics newspaper covering the
Piedmont Triadregion. He helped found the paper in 1998 after spending 11 years at the Greensboro News & Record.
In 1992 his investigative reporting for the News & Record into fraud in the tobacco industry earned a
Pulitzer Prizenomination, a Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers, and Medical Writer of the Year in North Carolina.
Before moving to
Greensboro, North Carolina, Catanoso had the police and courts beat for The Knoxville Journal for two years.
At Wake Forest, Catanoso teaches editing, investigative reporting, magazine writing, and composition. He also is involved with the
Old Gold & Black, the award-winning weekly student newspaper, where he coaches writers and advises editors.
Catanoso earned a BA in journalism from
Pennsylvania State Universityin 1982 and a Masters of Arts from Wake Forest in 1993. He grew up in North Wildwood, New Jersey.
He is married to Laurelyn Dossett, a member of the folk band
Polecat Creek. They have three daughters.
# [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4966587 NPR: Our Cousin, the Saint]
# [http://www.justincatanoso.com/the-book Justin Catanoso: The Book]
* [http://www.justincatanoso.com Justin Catanoso's webpage]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4966587 NPR: Our Cousin, the Saint]
* [http://triad.bizjournals.com/triad/ The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area]
* [http://www.wfu.edu/english/faculty/catanoso.html Wake Forest University: Justin Catanoso]
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