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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 70 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. Priors: @chicagotribune @detroitnews.

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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 — 5,905 followers, 22,367 tweets

RT @Dougpaul53: Looking for chivalrous, courteous, and honorable men... America Needs More Gentlemen by @peggynoonannyc  via @WSJ
RT @scottmcalvert: Preservationists cheered when the federal historic tax credit survived the tax overhaul. But a key change eroded it…
Now "officials in Delaware are putting all their focus on getting behind Philadelphia's application" 
@nxthompson that's the best laugh i've had all day
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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.