About Me

Thanks for taking an interest in my work. I’m a journalist based in Hong Kong, where I recently relocated after more than a decade working as a data and investigative reporter in New York.

Most recently, I was a senior reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where I wrote for the paper’s financial investigations team – a special unit within the Journal’s finance section devoted to holding the powerful to account and exposing fraud, waste, abuse in the nation’s financial system and beyond. Here’s an archive of my stories for the paper.

Prior to arriving at Journal in 2017, I worked as a reporter at ProPublica and before then at Reuters. My articles have also appeared The Center for Public Integrity, USA Today, The Washington Post and Forbes, among other publications. I’m constantly on the lookout for story ideas, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Here is how to securely share a newstip with me.

I especially enjoy working with data to tell stories; most of my best work has an empirical spine to it from data or documents that I’ve analyzed to tell a unique story. In Hong Kong, I’m teaching a data journalism class at Hong Kong University’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. I taught a similar class at Columbia Journalism School in New York.

In my spare time, I like to learn new skills and share some of my knowledge by attending Meetups and conferences like NICAR and IRE (view some of my recent presentations here).  I’ve also served on the board and am a past president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association, and an active member of IRE and SABEW.

I got my start as a reporter writing for The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. I graduated from Penn in 2006 with a dual degree in Philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences and economics from the Wharton School. After Penn, I did a brief stint in investment banking at Macquarie Capital and then completed the Toni Stabile Investigative Journalism Program at Columbia Journalism School in 2011, graduating with honors.

My education and early work experience basically boiled down to two things: learning how to write and think about business and finance. I’m glad I now get a chance to put those skills to work every day as a reporter.

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