My name is Matei Rosca. I am a writer and journalist living in London, and I run the incipient multimedia news agency reporter.london.
The site will show exclusive news, investigations, features and interviews in the form of video, audio and articles, and with an aim to work in collaboration with established outlets, highlighting stories from impoverished or developing parts of the world, especially if they involve Western business, finance and politics.
I finished my first novel two years ago and am writing my second (more here). I am also at the early stages of writing two non-fiction books, one about the City of London’s role in modern globalisation and one about the final days of Romania’s Communist secret police.
My phone number is +44 (0) 7784634196, please call if you have a story to tell. My personal email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am on Twitter also.
If, for any reason, you want to send me an old-fashioned letter please call or message for the address. I use WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal etc.
I was POLITICO’s reporter covering British finance, among other things, between December 2018 and May 2021.
Occasionally I write articles for Private Eye magazine.
Until Novembr 2018 I was a reporter in the London bureau of a finance news service called S&P Global Market Intelligence, where I mostly wrote about banks.
As a freelance journalist I reported for the Guardian (UK), Hot News (Romania), Gazeta de Romania (London), Huck Magazine (UK), Private Eye Magazine (UK), ITN Productions (UK), Pando Daily (USA), Vice (UK), and others.
I got my first job at age 14 in my uncle’s sawmill in rural Romania and was quite destitute when I arrived in London in 2012. Since then I also drove a white van for Benugo, transporting sandwiches and cakes between London, Oxford, Swindon, Reading and Bath.
Before that I was an advertising copywriter at an Indian marketing agency in London, I distributed flyers in Brick Lane, I was briefly a barman in the George Tavern on the Commercial Road where Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Pete Doherty drank at different moments in history, I cleaned student halls in Southampton, I worked as a handyman for an organiser of Muslim weddings, I made bicycle deliveries, I packed fruit, I bussed and cleaned tables in a Danish nightclub, I swept floors in a print works, loaded and unloaded lorries with a forklift, served food and cleaned hotel rooms.
I was part of the stage crew for the Danish legs of Beyoncé’s and The Eagles’ 2010 European tours.