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Greg Kratz
Greg Kratz is an independent business columnist for DeseretNews.com and the Deseret News. Previously he was the Managing Editor of the paper's website. Prior to joining Deseret Digital Media, Greg was the assignment editor and an associate city editor for the Deseret News. He also worked as sports editor, business editor and business reporter for the Deseret News during more than 12 years with the newspaper. Prior to his work with Deseret News, Greg was a reporter and business editor at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah, and a reporter at The Brookings Daily Register in Brookings, S.D. Greg received a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University and a master's degree in journalism studies from Cardiff University in Cardif, Wales, in the United Kingdom.
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