Before joining Dow Jones, Needleman was a page designer, proofreader, and reporter for The Home News & Tribune, a daily Gannett Co. newspaper in East Brunswick, N.J. Earlier, she was an editor and reporter in central New Jersey for The South Brunswick Post and The Cranbury Press, weekly Princeton Packet Inc. newspapers. In 1999 Needleman received second place for best page design from the New Jersey Press Association. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rutgers University.
Needleman speaks for small businesses in the Wall Street Journal. Her voice is honest and true, and provides insight, both to entrepreneurs, as well as the larger corporate world.
Nominated by Susan Payton