Jake Bernstein


Jake Bernstein was a business reporter for ProPublica. He was featured in the Best Business Writing in 2012 and 2013.

In April 2011, Bernstein and colleague Jesse Eisinger 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.

Prior to joining ProPublica, Bernstein worked at The Texas Observer, an investigative biweekly, for six years, and as its executive editor from 2004 to 2008. Bernstein began his career in Central America, where for several years he reported on efforts to end longstanding civil conflicts. He served as a staff writer for the Pasadena [Texas] Citizen and then for the Miami New Times. His work has received numerous state-level and national journalism awards, and The Texas Observer, under his leadership, was named Best Political Magazine of 2005 by Utne Reader. Bernstein is co-author of Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency (2006).

Bank Failure Friday Inches Toward Century Mark

Bank Failure Friday Marches Through Atlanta

Failure Friday Twofer Brings Bank Toll to 94

Bank Failure Friday Catches Up with Corus

Bank Failure Friday Texas Style

Bank Failure Friday Costs FDIC Nearly $4 Billion

Oregon, Florida Banks Fail Friday

Check Out Failed Banks List

Five Fingered Failure Friday

Georgia Adds Six More to Failed Bank List

A Costly Bank Failure Friday

Wyoming Bank Fails on Friday

Bank Failure Friday Comes Early

Five More Banks Failed on Friday

Madoff Client Jeffry Picower Netted $5 Billion -- Likely More Than Madoff Himself

Madoff investor Jeffrey Picower and his family withdrew at least $5.1 billion in “profit” from Madoff. How did that happen--and where did the money go?

Forty Banks Fail in First Half of 2009

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