The Advocate announced today that Jaquetta White will join that paper’s New Orleans bureau.
White had been a highly regarded business writer at the Times-Picayune since 2003. She was a lead reporter on the Picayune’s 2010 BP oil spill coverage that won the 2011 Nieman Foundation Award and the Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting, according to the announcement.
She survived the employee purge that took place last fall but decided to quit the Picayune and sign on with a Nashville newspaper.
The Advocate quoted editor Peter Kovacs as saying,
It was a privilege to work with Jaquetta for nine years at The Times-Picayune, and we’re honored to have her back where she belongs, practicing journalism in her home town.
White’s hiring brings to 10 the number of full-time Advocate reporters in New Orleans.