WSJ’s Corkery joining NY Times biz desk
Corkery will start Monday and will cover banking.
Times business editor Dean Murphy writes:
Michael has covered a variety of beats during his eight years at The Journal, including housing, pensions and public finance, and even took a whirl as lead writer for the paper’s M&A blog, Deal Journal. Michael is known as both a digger and a story teller, often taking apart complex subjects for readers. In a front page takeout in September, he took the lead in tracing the shifting fortunes of homeowners and investors through the prism of a subprime mortgage bond issued by Countrywide. Previously, he worked at The Providence Journal, where he was a finalist for the Livingston Award in International Reporting for dispatches from Afghanistan, and was part of a reporting team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for coverage of the fatal Station nightclub fire.
Michael is well known to several other Journal alums, including Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Peter Eavis and Sue Craig, who employing a hockey analogy befitting a Canadian, says of Michael, “He’s an all-sticks-on-the-ice type of guy, able to juggle breaking news and longer features at the same time without missing a play.”
A native of Gloucester, Mass., Corkery has an honors degree in history from Brown University.