David Lynch joins FT in DC
David Lynch has joined the Financial Times as a Washington correspondent covering justice, the SEC, white-collar crime and cybersecurity.
Lynch was formerly an editor at Politico and a senior writer with Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C., focusing on the intersection of politics and economics. Earlier, he followed the global economy for USA Today, where he was the founding bureau chief in both London and Beijing.
He covered the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the latter as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Marines, and was the paper’s first recipient of a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. He has reported from more than 50 countries.
He is the author of ‘When The Luck Of The Irish Ran Out: The World’s Most Resilient Country and Its Struggle to Rise Again,’ an account of modern Ireland’s journey from rags to riches and back again.
During more than three decades as a journalist, Lynch also worked as a financial writer specializing in the aerospace and defense industries for The Orange County Register in southern California. In the 1980s, he was the editor of Defense Week, a Washington, D.C., trade publication covering national security.
An experienced public speaker, Lynch has made television appearances on Fox, C-SPAN and PBS in the United States and BBC and Sky News in London. His speaking engagements have included teaching at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication and leading seminars for Chinese business journalists in Xi’an.
Lynch has a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in government from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.