Hello, my name is Francesca Fontana.

I'm a New York-based reporter covering stocks at The Wall Street Journal. I’m interested in criminal justice, investigative and long-form journalism.

What I'm good at: Digging through court records, breaking down jargon, engaging new audiences through social media, covering breaking news.

What I'm reading (or re-reading): Melanie Brooks' Writing Hard Stories, Toni Morrison’s Jazz.

What I'm listening to: Solange’s When I Get Home.

Reach out: Email me at, or find me on Twitter @francescamarief.