Angela Shah Media

  • August 2010 to present
  • Freelance writer and editor based in Dubai. Completed both editorial and corporate assignments for a number of clients including U.S.-based print and broadcast outlets, and international consulting firms.

The National, Business Desk

  • Senior Editor, December 2008 to August 2010
  • Wrote profiles and narrative features, and coached 17 business writers in writing those, for the Business section of an English-language daily newspaper based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Supervised three reporters in their daily reporting and writing and managed the twice-weekly “Careers” section.
  • Contributed live television commentary for the “Inside The National” program

The Dallas Morning News, Business Desk

  • Special Writer, Entrepreneurship, 2007 to 2008
  • WFAA-TV “Midday,” Write scripts and present on-air commentary weekly on the economy and markets, 2007 to 2008
  • Chief economics writer, covering the labor market, globalization and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Stories have been picked up by numerous national and foreign publications. Organized and led discussion at the annual DMN Board of Economists roundtable, 2000-2006.
  • Write the “Texas View” column on a variety of economic issues including the effects of the tech bust, economic development and business ties between Texas and Mexico.
  • One of four newsroom writers chosen to report and write the award-winning “Dallas at the Tipping Point” special section, documenting systemic and unknown weaknesses in Dallas’ governance and economy.
  • Contribute both economic and non-business stories to several DMN sections, such as a rebirth of the city’s fashion industry in Fashion!Dallas, movie and restaurant reviews in Texas Living, and a critique of the city’s economic development plan in a special Points section.

The Austin American-Statesman, Metro desk, 1997 to 2000

  • Wrote an award-winning three-part series on an Austin neighborhood’s struggle to reclaim its streets from drug dealers; about how the 1990s tech boom transformed Austin and Central Texas; and the challenges faced by the University of Texas at Austin as the nation’s largest public university.

The Bond Buyer, 1995 to 1997

  • Covered the public finance industry and public policy in Dallas, New York and Washington, D.C., including securities fraud criminal trials in Oklahoma City and Boston. Conceived and wrote the paper’s section on corporate trust banks.


  • Available upon request