Automotive News has expanded its editorial staff with the addition of two reporters and a senior data researcher.
Neal E. Boudette joins the newsroom as an enterprise reporter, based in Detroit.
Boudette, 52, has been a contributor to Automotive News since August. He spent the previous 15 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was Detroit bureau chief and led the newspaper's coverage during the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies. He also spent five years in the Journal's Frankfurt bureau, covering the European auto industry for part of that time.
Boudette graduated from Boston University.
David Undercoffler joins Automotive News as a reporter in Los Angeles, covering the U.S. operations of Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., plus TrueCar Inc. and Edmunds.com Inc.
Undercoffler, 33, had worked seven years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was home page producer and later covered the auto industry as a business reporter and product reviewer. Before that, he was blog editor for the Huffington Post.
Undercoffler got his undergraduate degree at Hobart College and his master's in journalism from Boston University.
Heather Rowe joins the Automotive News Data Center as a senior data researcher, based in Detroit.
Rowe, 29, formerly worked at WardsAuto, where she was a research associate, processing and analyzing sales data for domestic and international markets. Rowe graduated from Michigan State University.