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Becky Yerak

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.

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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 — 5,773 followers, 21,540 tweets

Jun 25, 2017

RT @Jill_Castellano: Pro tip from @beckyyerak: search the company by address to see if the entity also exists under other names. #IRE17

Jun 25, 2017

.@davidevansLA & I will share ideas on backgrounding businesses at 11:30am today at #ire17. Please come; would love to hear your ideas too

Jun 24, 2017

Quick investigative story: as deadline looms for company to create X jobs under tax break, see if it's meeting mark (@AndyPierrotti #ire17)

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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.