Press Profiles

Press Profiles

These are the top journalists that drive the news cycle, but what drives them? Industry veteran Russell Sherman sits down with some of the most influential journalists in business news to hear their backstories, memorable moments, and latest perspective on the news today. They are used to asking the questions, now we’ll “turn the tables” and get a behind-the-scenes look on how the news gets made.

Recent Episodes

Carleton English: From catchy headlines at the NY Post to getting the last word at Barron's.

Nov. 30, 2022

Carleton English likes to dabble. From dancing the tango, to drinking whiskey, to sampling Broadway; a little bit of everything has made for an interesting life. On this edition of Press Profiles, we dive into her impressive…

Michael de la Merced: The New York Times veteran on the early days of DealBook and his journalism school set back that turned out to be a blessing in disguise

Nov. 16, 2022

Michael de la Merced was employee number four at a new “blog” from The New York Times called DealBook. Now, almost twenty years later, DealBook is one of the first emails opened every morning by leaders across the financial …

Sonali Basak: The Bloomberg TV Anchor and Reporter on her approach to interviews, mid-day runs, “mapping out” her source list, and her belief that you don’t get points in heaven for being a jerk

Nov. 2, 2022

Sonali Basak has rapidly made her mark at Bloomberg, interviewing industry titans and breaking stories. On this episode of Press Profiles, we talk to Sonali about ditching medicine to follow her passion as a reporter, her cr…

Dan Primack: The man behind the Axios newsletter that informs the PE industry.

Oct. 19, 2022

Dan Primack has always been a “newsletter guy.” On this episode of Press Profiles, we talk about how the eponymous Axios Pro-Rata newsletter grew from an email he’d send out personally from his Outlook account to required re…

Robin Wigglesworth: Wigging out about Norway, debt crises, and the value of smart snark with the veteran Financial Times reporter

Oct. 6, 2022

On this edition of Press Profiles, we sit down with the Financial Times’ Robin Wigglesworth – Norway’s favorite son – to discuss his long career covering the global financial markets, investment managers, and debt crises. We…