NY Times Hires New Banking Reporter

The NY Times Business Day section has hired Emily Flitter as its new banking reporter. She comes from Reuters news service where she has worked the past eight years.

At Reuters, Emily covered everything from the Treasury market and the Trump campaign to climate change policy and big agribusiness. She has also written for Barron’s Online, Wsj.com and American Banker. She covered white-collar crime for three years.

She has broken 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.

Emily is a graduate of Wellesley College and has a masters at New York University. She lives in the East Village with her husband, Chris Reese, a fellow journalist at Reuters, and their two adopted, exotic birds.