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Becky Yerak

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Chicago
Business Writer — Chicago Tribune
Covers:  home insurance, car insurance, checking accounts, atms, ceo pay, jobs act, banking, private equity

@ChicagoTribune business writer. 2015 @SABEW reporting winner. 9-time @headlineclub finalist, 2014-2017. St. Peter's in Loop lector. byerak@chicagotribune.com

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Biography

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...

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.