NY Times hires Flitter as banking reporter
New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Monday:
We are excited to announce that Emily Flitter has joined Business Day as a banking reporter.
Emily comes to us from Reuters, where she has pretty much covered everything in her eight years there – from the Treasury market and the Trump campaign to climate change policy and big agribusiness. She has a sophisticated understanding of finance, with the ability to translate the arcane into the understandable. Emily, who previously did stints at Barron’s Online, Wsj.com and American Banker, also covered white-collar crime for three years.
She broke news about Wall Street investigations and uncovered fraud that prompted government action. She wrote about big banking scandals like the London Whale and an Indian tycoon who had convinced authorities in his home country he was about to buy the Plaza Hotel. She also explained how risky real estate deals were sold to middle-class investors.
Matt Goldstein worked closely with Emily at Reuters. “She’s an energetic reporter who never shies away from a challenge and a big story. She’s as adept at digging through documents to unearth the financial shenanigans of a hedge fund manager as she is at interviewing family members of the victims of a terror attack.”
“But what may be the biggest mystery about Emily,” Matt said, “is how someone from south Florida could grow-up to be a huge Rangers and hockey fan.”
Emily, who graduated from Wellesley College and got a masters at New York University, lives in the East Village with her husband, Chris Reese, a fellow journalist at Reuters, and their two adopted, exotic birds. One landed on their roof and Chris found the other on the East River bike path. By her own description, she is a lazy birder. “I like to watch birds going about their daily lives no matter where I am, but I can’t bring myself to get up early and go look for them.”
Please welcome Emily to the department.