Journalist, Knight-Bagehot alum @columbiajourn, @columbia_biz. On leave from legal reporting @business. Working on a book about Martin Shkreli. Views are mine.

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I'm a legal journalist for Bloomberg News living and working in New York City. I mostly cover cases having to do with business and finance, although I sometimes write about terrorism, crime and legal disputes involving social issues. I work out of courthouses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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@ChristieSmythe — 1,775 followers, 3,466 tweets

Jun 23, 2017

Clever. Not quite as easy to use as a basis for an @nbcsnl sketch, but still well-played. 

Jun 22, 2017

It should be noted that the only alternative to non-access reporting is much tougher, more expensive and time-consuming investigative work.

Jun 21, 2017

RT @mattmittenthal: if journalists were paid more, they wouldn't need to involve themselves in international arms deals

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for the business section at the Cape Cod Times. Cape Cod, especially in winter, is a strange but fun place to be in one's early 20s.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Once or twice as a kid for fun. In my writer-heavy Brooklyn neighborhood, I see them sometimes at the flea market. Always so expensive!

How is social media changing news?

Social media impact on news is the same as the impact of pouring gasoline on a small camp fire. It explodes then burns out fast.


Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Best in Business

2008 - business journalism
Won along with other team members for coverage of the meltdown of a mortgage lender, First Magnus, which was a precursor to approaching financial crisis.