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Jesse Eisinger

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Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica, covering Wall Street and finance. He writes a regular column for The New York Times’s Dealbook section.


In April 2011, he and Jake Bernstein were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He and Bernstein were also finalists for the 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for the series.


Prior to joining ProPublica, Eisinger was the Wall Street editor of Conde Nast Portfolio, where he wrote a November 2007 cover story titled "Wall Street Requiem," in which he predicted the demise of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. Before joining Portfolio, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he was the founding writer of two market commentary columns, and he played a leading role in exposing accounting fraud at Belgium-based Lernout & Hauspie. During his tenure at The Wall Street Journal's European edition in London, Eisinger won a "Best in Business" award from the UK-based World Leadership Forum for his coverage of accounting irregularities at the Irish drug maker Elan Corp. Earlier in his career, he covered biotechnology and pharmaceuticals for TheStreet.com and Dow Jones Newswires. Prior to that, he lived and worked as a journalist in Chile.


He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the journalist Sarah Ellison, and their daughters.

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Finders Weepers: Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light on Its Business

Romney's private equity firm battled with brokers, also asked them to find healthy companies, not just turnarounds.

Ad Wars: The SEC Is Turning Hedge Funds Into the New Ginsu Knife

Small Banks Get Theirs Too: Treasury’s Quiet Bailout

Emails Give Glimpse Into Deals That Fueled Financial Meltdown

Hedge fund Magnetar and Wall Street banks created $40 billion of deals. The emails show how they did it.

Why Do We Keep Swooning Over Failed Bankers?

Like Rate-Fixing Scandals? You’ll Love the Credit Default Swap Market

How Shareholders Are Hurting America

Incoming Regulator Promises No More Coddling of Banks

What Did JPMorgan Execs Know and When Did They Know It?

SEC Keeps Ratings Game Rigged

Whale of a Problem: Regulators Subvert Will of Congress

From Big State a Call for Small Banks

Fannie and Freddie: Slashing Mortgages Is Good Business

Adding an explosive new dimension to a politically charged debate on how to solve the housing crisis, the mortgage giants say that reducing the amount of money troubled homeowners owe wouldn't just keep families in their homes, it would also save Freddie and Fannie money.

Congress’s Genius Jobs Plan—for Fraudsters, Shills, and Wall St. Analysts

Fed Shrugged Off Warnings, Let Banks Pay Shareholders Billions

In late 2010, a major regulator warned the Federal Reserve: Banks are not healthy enough to increase dividends, and the economy could implode again.

How to Kill the Volcker Rule: Just Add Fat

Senators Slam Freddie on Bets Against Homeowners

There is increasing scrutiny in Washington on Freddie's risky investments.

The SOX Win: How Financial Regulation Can Work

Senator Demands Answers from Freddie Mac’s Regulator

Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., today sent a series of questions to Freddie’s regulator, highlighting how much remains unknown about the mortgage giant’s controversial bets against American homeowners.

Freddie Mac’s Regulator Says Trades Were Shut Down Because They Were “Risky”

In a letter to Senator Robert Casey, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said it halted mortgage giant Freddie Mac’s controversial trades because they required specialized risk management.
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