Meet Columbus Dispatch business reporter Jim Weiker

Why I became a journalist

What’s not to love? The energy, the front-row seat at the carnival, the steady diet of interesting people doing interesting things, and a job that provides a perfect cocktail of craft and cold facts.

What I like best about my job

Surprising readers — telling them something they don’t know but would want to know… and having readers surprise me with their stories.

A story I have worked on that has had a lasting impact on me

A project I wrote a few years ago with a colleague, John Futty, about people who were being scammed out of money due to them in the foreclosure process. I like to think that story made a difference.

Foreclosed and Fleeced:Vulnerable homeowners lose thousands in schemes involving lost properties

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