New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following on Thursday:
We are thrilled to announce that John Carreyrou has joined bizday as an investigative reporter.
For many of you, John needs no introduction. During a two-decade career at the Wall Street Journal in New York, Paris and Brussels, he covered everything from corporate scandals to international relations to Medicare fraud, picking up to Pulitzer Prizes (and many other awards) along the way.
In 2015 and 2016, John’s articles about Theranos led to the blood-testing company’s collapse and the eventual conviction of its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, on fraud charges. His critically acclaimed 2018 book, “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup,” was a runaway international bestseller and spawned John’s hit podcast about Holmes’s criminal trial.
John grew up in Paris, where his father was (and remains) a radio and television journalist. Today he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Molly Schuetz (an editor at Bloomberg News), with whom he has three children. One is an aspiring music producer, another plans to become a professional ballerina, and the third will soon attend John’s alma mater, Duke University. (Let’s keep that Duke/UNC rivalry in check, folks!)
John started at The Times this week on the Business Investigations team. Please join us in welcome him.