Chris Borowski

Writer, Editor, Translator

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Chris's bio

Seasoned communicator and manager with leadership experience gathered while running two international bureaus for the world’s biggest news agency. Possesses deep understanding of East European financial markets and the region’s political scene. Bi-lingual in Polish and English with writing talent shaped by more than a decade of journalism. Expertise in legal issues acquired at one of the top U.S. law schools.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Freelance Writer and Editor

Freelance

2007 - 2013

Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent

Reuters News Agency

2011 - 2012

Bureau Chief, Poland

Reuters News Agency

2010 - 2011

Chief Correspondent, Finland

Reuters News Agency

2006 - 2007

Journalist

The Seattle Times

2002 - 2005

Correspondent, Netherlands

Reuters

1999 - 2001

Correspondent, Poland

Reuters

1998 - 1999

Intern

Bloomberg

1997 - 1998

Assistant to Chief Financial Officer

TVN

1995 - 1997

Newsaide, Foreign Desk

The Washington Post

Freelance Writer and Editor

Freelance

Prepare materials for various clients on corporate issues, especially in media and technology sectors

Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent

Reuters News Agency

Bureau Chief, Poland

Reuters News Agency

Managed the day-to-day operations of the top central European bureau with a staff of 20
Coordinated news coverage of one of Europe’s most vibrant economies
Oversaw news planning for major events, including the Euro 2012 championship, shale gas adventure

Chief Correspondent, Finland

Reuters News Agency

Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the vibrant Helsinki office, including the coverage of cellphone giant Nokia. Also covered general news topics, including the rise of the populist True Finns party and Finland's increasingly conservative approach to financial assistance to troubled EU members.

Journalist

The Seattle Times

Prepared materials about topics in Washington DC affecting the Seattle area, including immigration policy and regulation, technology and the effect on politics and business giants Microsoft and Amazon.

Correspondent, Netherlands

Reuters

- Lead the coverage of major corporate news in the Netherlands on companies such as KLM, VNU, KPN, and UPC
- Support coverage of large technology companies such as Philips and ASML
- Wrote articles on general news topics, such as the UN Yugoslavia Tribunal, International Criminal Court and the Dutch royal family

Correspondent, Poland

Reuters

- Broke numerous stories about companies such as Elektrim, BIG
BG, PZU
- Led and coordinated coverage of telecom and technology companies in Eastern Europe

Intern

Bloomberg

- Wrote articles on equities, macroeconomic statistics, fixed-income markets
- Assisted in the day-to-day maintenance of the Warsaw bureau
operations

Assistant to Chief Financial Officer

TVN

- Oversaw border clearance of equipment ahead of launch of
Poland’s No. 2 private TV broadcaster
- Researched and maintained various financial databases
- Served as general trouble shooter in the technical and news
departments

Newsaide, Foreign Desk

The Washington Post

- Researched materials for foreign correspondents and editors
- Collected and delivered Pulitzer Prize entries for the newspaper

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

Northwestern University School of Law

Law and Journalism

2005 - 2007 Survived law school, loved the challenge. Improved analytical skills, gained valuable knowledge about the law and media. Learned a lot more about web hosting, broadcasting, new media.

Georgetown University

Government, Computer Science

1993 - 1997 Learned about politics, computers and life. Fell in love with Washigton and The Hill.

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Telecommunications

Journalism

Editing

Media Relations

Storytelling

News Writing

New Media

Strategic Communications

Social Media

Corporate Communications

Politics

Blogging

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Lucas van Grinsven

ASML Head of Communications (VP)

Chris is not only a smart, professional and pleasant colleague to work with, he is also a warm and caring person. Loyal almost to a fault, and demanding to himself, he always aims to look at the bright side.

Justyna Pawlak

correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Creative, analytical mind.

Filip Kochan

Account Executive at NBS Communications

Chris is one of the best writers and editors I've ever worked with. Open-minded and critical thinking sort of person always happy to give a hand to anyone who is looking to learn or improve their skills.

Sam Shaw

Head of Insight at Canvas8

Chris has extensive knowledge of Poland's business environment and excellent connections. A very hard and organised worker, when we engaged Chris on an intense project with tight deadlines, he was more than willing to stretch himself to ensure the work was delivered on time. On top of this, Chris is great communicator, providing us with complete visibility on his progress, and responding to emails and calls very quickly. He's was also very helpful after the project was finished (which you don't often get with freelancers!). I would thoroughly recommend Chris for any freelance projects.

Jana Sanchez

Founding Director at CitySavvy

I worked with Chris. He's a brilliant reporter and writer.

Paul Bolding

Visiting Lecturer at City University London

I always found Chris could be relied on to get the story and present it quickly and authoritatively; it was a pleasure to deal with him too. As a desk editor, you don't ask much more of a correspondent.

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland

+48 601 21 24 28

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