Andrew Ross Sorkin is a 40-year-old American financial news writer and reporter for the New York Times who is best known for his insightful opinions and commentary on crucial financial news in the USA.Â Sorkin married Pilar Jenny Queen on June 9, 2007. They have three children, the youngest born on January 4, 2017.
Quick facts about Andrew Ross Sorkin
Full Name: Andrew Ross Sorkin
Born: 19th February 1977
Age: 40 years
Birth Place: New York, USA
Profession: Reporter, columnist, and author
Associated Publications: DealBook, New York Times
Years Active: 1998-Present
Net Worth: Unknown
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Pilar Jenny Queen
Parents: Laurence T. Sorkin, Joan Ross Sorkin
Andrew Ross is the co-creator of Billions
Apart from Financial news reporting, Andrew Ross has a side to him that many would have never thought of. Andrew Ross happens to be a screenwriter too and has written the script for the series âBillionsâ that features Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis in starring roles. The series has attracted a huge following because of its simulation real-time financial situations in the USA and around the world so serving as a source of enthralling drama, knowledge, and entertainment. We hope Andrew will continue writing more scripts.
Andrew Ross is the founder of DealBook
In October 2001, 24-year-old Ross started DealBook, an online newsletter about deal making and also about the world famed Wall Street. It was one of the first financial news services on the internet and among the pioneers of such in the 21st century. The blog has won several awards among them Webby Award-Best Business Blog (2007), SABEW Award-Overall Excellence (2007) and Eppy Award-Best Business Blog (2008). DealBook continues to grow daily and has been the reason for many business deal considerations by both individuals and firms in the USA.
Andrew Ross has reported some of the biggest merger and takeover news ever
Andrew Ross has been at the forefront of some of the biggest mergers and takeovers the business world has ever experienced. He covered Chaseâs acquisition of JP Morgan Chase, Hewlett-Packardâs acquisition of Compaq and many others.Â The largest takeover in history was covered by NY Times with Andrew Ross leading the team. This was the $183 billion bid by Vodafone for Mannesmann. The news of IBMâs sale of its PC business to Lenovo was also broken by Andrew Ross. Others include Boston Scientificâs $25 billion acquisition of Guidant and Symantecâs $13 billion bid for VERITAS Software.
Andrew Rossâs controversial statement
Speaking about the Edward Snowden situation, Ross lamented that he would arrest journalist Glenn Greenwald for seemingly helping Edward get to Ecuador. The next day Ross would apologize about the statement on Twitter and Glenn would accept but one Matt Taibbi described Ross as a shameless, ball-gargling prostitute for Wall Street. This controversy would continue to bite for some time but eventually, it did wear off.
Andrew Ross is an acclaimed award-winning reporter
His incisive financial news reporting has not gone without notice as Ross has been honored severally for his works. He won the Gerald Loeb Award (2005) for breaking news and again in 2010 for his book âToo Big to Failâ. He is also the recipient of Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in 2005 and 2006.
Andrew Ross started his career in college
Andrew Ross started off his financial reporting while still attending college at Cornell University. He joined NY Times as an intern and went on to publish 71 articles with them before his graduation. After graduating he was absorbed by the magazine.
Andrew Ross is a family man
When not following up on the proceedings in the financial and business world, Ross takes time off to stay at home with his wife Pilar Queen and their three kids.
Creator of Billions