New York Times financial columnist and co-host of CNBC’s Squawk Box, Andrew Ross Sorkin is a leading voice about Wall Street and corporate America. The founder and editor-at-large of DealBook, he also is The Times’ chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and an assistant editor of business and finance news. New York Magazine hailed him as "the most famous financial journalist of his generation."
His national bestseller, Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves, was the first behind-the-scenes account of how the 2007 financial crisis developed into a tidal wave that engulfed corporations and economies around the world. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, Russia, and the corridors of Washington, Sorkin reconstructed the drama and turmoil moment-by-moment.
Too Big to Fail won the Gerard Loeb Award for Best Business Book of the Year and stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for over six months. The Economist, Financial Times and BusinessWeek all named Too Big To Fail one of the best books of the year. HBO adapted the book into a film with the same title. Co-produced by Sorkin, the film version was nominated for 11 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Sorkin began writing for The Times while still in high school. He continued to write for the paper throughout college and even while studying abroad in London, publishing 71 articles on media, business and technology before he graduated from Cornell. He joined The Times full time in 1999.
Sorkin created DealBook in 2001 as one of the first financial news services on the Web. He developed it into a blog that provides exclusive interviews, original analysis, and breaking news about IPOs, private equity transactions, and venture capital deals. Under Sorkin’s lead, DealBook has won Webby, EPpy, and SABEW awards, and has grown to over 200,000 subscribers.
Chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Sorkin has won the Loeb Award and two SABEW awards for his coverage of breaking news. He was called one of New York's "most influential scribes," appeared on Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment” list twice and named to the 2011 Directorship 100. Sorkin currently appears as co-anchor of CNBC’s early-morning business analysis program, Squawk Box.
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