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Becky Yerak

Wilmington, Del.
Bankruptcy Reporter — The Wall Street Journal
As seen in: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Baltimore Sun and 69 more
Covers:  home insurance, car insurance, checking accounts, atms, ceo pay, jobs act, banking, private equity

@WSJBankruptcy reporter. 2015 @SABEW winner. 9-time @headlineclub finalist. Certified fraud examiner. Likes scoops (including ice cream)

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I'm a Chicago Tribune reporter who writes about banking, private equity, and property and casualty insurance, as well as movers and shakers in those industries. I'm also interested in trends related to borrowing, earning and spending.

A native of the Cleveland area, I previously worked for the De...

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@beckyyerak — 5,878 followers, 22,107 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

RT @KatyStech: Hurricane Harvey gets some blame for the bankruptcy of an aluminium recycling firm, which was already struggling wi…

Nov 19, 2017

When I started in 2003, it had two huge, decked-out Xmas trees in lobby. Later years: one. Now: twigs. It's early, tho. Maybe it still plans a tree?

Nov 17, 2017

#FlashbackFriday: Dropping off my last batch of newspapers to @anticruelty on Oct. 29, I met bonded pair Armani & Chanel, both 12 years old. & #AdoptDontShop

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Unpaid: high school newspaper. Paid: reporter intern at the Fulton County Expositor in Wauseon, OH, about 40 miles from Toledo

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes -- a manual one no less.

How is social media changing news?

It's an equalizer. Anyone can break a story, and everyone can see it. I get a lot of my breaking news first on Twitter, not Web sites.