Ed Garsten
Senior Contributor|Transportation

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I’ve been covering the auto industry since 1989, first as CNN Detroit Bureau Chief, then as the National Auto Writer for the Associated Press, General Motors beat writer at the Detroit News and video reporter at Automotive News. I

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I’ve been covering the auto industry since 1989, first as CNN Detroit Bureau Chief, then as the National Auto Writer for the Associated Press, General Motors beat writer at the Detroit News and video reporter at Automotive News. I also established Fiat Chrysler’s digital communications team, pioneering the concept of “corporate journalism” where companies tell their own stories using social media, video and webcasts. We used those methods to sell the American public on why then-Chrysler Group LLC was worth bailing out. My first interview as an auto writer was with Ford’s numbers cruncher who was about to retire. He told me to “be prepared, sit down, ask smart questions, then shut up, listen and write the truth.” Good advice. Still using it.

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Oct 2, 2019

Short September Stunts U.S. Vehicle Sales Ahead Of Challenging Q4

Toss in the start of a labor walkout at General Motors Corp. in the middle of the month halting production, the specter of impeachment hearings and a growing affordability issue for consumers and the September song from both foreign and domestic automakers, as well as analysts, is one dissonant ...
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