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Brian Bossetta

Senior Writer, US Policy & Regulation

New York, NY

After moving to New York from his hometown of New Orleans, Brian worked on the East End of Long Island covering news, politics and the military. He has since covered the diamond and jewelry industries and most recently pharmacy and health care. His experience also includes freelance reporting and photography contributed to the New York Times.

Brian holds a BA in history from Loyola University of New Orleans, is a die-hard Saints fan, and loves running, classical music and jazz. He lives with his wife, Caroline, in New York’s magnificent Hudson Valley.

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