Episodes

Jan. 25, 2023

Howard Kapiloff: Behind the Scenes of Hedge Fund Alert, the little ne…

Howard Kapiloff loves writing about characters; it’s no wonder he ended up covering the hedge fund industry. For more than 20 years he has been following the ups and downs of the smart and intriguing cast of characters that make …

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Jan. 11, 2023

Matt Turner: The inside story of Insider’s Editor in Chief

Matt Turner never dreamed of being a journalist. But, a random comment in a bar set him on his way. On this episode of Press Profiles, Insider’s Editor in Chief tells us about his fortuitous path into journalism, taking the …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Matt Wirz: Helping readers of the Wall Street Journal make sense of t…

Matt Wirz was always good with words. But, it took a stint living in Moscow listening to the stories of other reporters to know that he wanted to be one, too. Now, after over a decade in the industry, including …

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Nov. 30, 2022

Carleton English: From catchy headlines at the NY Post to getting the…

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 career journey including...

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Nov. 16, 2022

Michael de la Merced: The New York Times veteran on the early days of…

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 industry. …

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Nov. 2, 2022

Sonali Basak: The Bloomberg TV Anchor and Reporter on her approach to…

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 crazy schedule at Bloomberg...

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Oct. 19, 2022

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

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 reading in the …

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Oct. 6, 2022

Robin Wigglesworth: Wigging out about Norway, debt crises, and the va…

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 also talk 24-hour...

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July 27, 2022

Caleb Silver: College memories, finding love in South America and def…

Caleb Silver began his journalism career hunting down stories in his home state of New Mexico with a Beta-cam and a lot of hustle. His determination to cover stories and see the world eventually took him to South America (where …

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July 13, 2022

Julie Segal: Institutional Investor’s co-editor on memorable stories,…

After nearly 30 years at the magazine, Institutional Investor Co-Editor Julie Segal now sits atop the publications masthead. On this edition of Press Profiles, we discuss her approach to building relationships, her most memorable stories and...

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June 29, 2022

Liz Hoffman: Anecdotes and Insights on Her Journey from The Wall Stre…

Liz Hoffman established herself as a leading reporter during 9 years at The Wall Street Journal. Now, she is ready for her next adventure joining the global news start up Semafor where she will lead their business and finance coverage. …

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June 15, 2022

David Faber: Developing sources and breaking stories for nearly 30 Ye…

David has been a fixture at CNBC for nearly 30 years. On this edition of Press Profiles, we dig deep to discuss how he got into the business, where he learned to develop sources, the story behind his nickname, what …

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June 1, 2022

Alex Lieberman – The Creator of the Morning Brew on the power of smar…

As a senior at Michigan in 2014, Alex Lieberman began a fun, witty newsletter designed to inform his classmates about the world of business. Eight years later, the Morning Brew has almost 3 million subscribers and is a staple on …

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May 18, 2022

Miriam Gottfried: The Wall Street Journal reporter's front row seat t…

Private Equity is everywhere and Miriam Gottfried, Senior Private Equity Reporter at the Wall Street Journal, has her finger on the pulse of it all. On this edition of Press Profiles, Miriam tells us about her journey from foodie to …

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May 4, 2022

Nathan Vardi: The Undefeated Champion of Forbes Cover Stories

During his 22-year career at Forbes, Nathan Vardi authored a record number of cover stories. On this edition of Press Profiles, we learn about Nathan’s impressive career and discuss the recipe for a great story. What makes a good cover …

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April 20, 2022

Alan Murray: From a 9-year-old neighborhood reporter to the CEO of Fo…

When Alan Murray was a little kid he walked up and down his neighborhood in Pittsburgh asking for news updates from all the neighbors. He turned those assembled tidbits about visiting relatives, new pets and little league triumphs into a …

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April 6, 2022

Brooke Masters: Gatekeeping the Financial Times opinion page, yacht-h…

Brooke Masters broke her first corporate scandal as a college student writing for the Harvard Crimson. She has continued to hold the powerful accountable through decades of work at the Washington Post and the Financial Times. Brooke shares how she...

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March 23, 2022

David Westin: From the corner office at ABC News to the anchor chair …

David Westin began as a talented lawyer clerking for the Supreme Court. He would go on to serve as the president of ABC News for 13 years where he oversaw Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters, Dianne Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, and many …

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March 8, 2022

Andy Serwer: The Journey from Fortune's "Mr. StreetLife" to Editor in…

In 1997, Andy Serwer launched an online column called StreetLife and it quickly became a Wall Street phenomenon. It was a mix of finance, music, sports and pop culture told in a quick, fun and irreverent manner. It was the …

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Feb. 11, 2022

Dan Roth: LinkedIn's Editor in Chief on the transformation of LinkedI…

Dan Roth had a fascinating career as a journalist with stops at Forbes, Fortune, Wired and other outlets before taking on what would be his biggest challenge: how to transform LinkedIn, a technology platform, into a meaningful player in business …

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Jan. 26, 2022

CNBC’s Leslie Picker – From Studying Theater to Covering The Theatric…

Growing up in Kansas, Leslie Picker thought she would be pursuing a career in theater. Instead, she opted out of her scholarship, headed to journalism school and eventually received her MBA. She has had stints at Fox, Bloomberg, The NY …

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Jan. 12, 2022

Jason Kelly: Private Equity, the art of the M&A deal leak, and his ev…

Jason Kelly has had at least a half a dozen careers all with the same company. A 20-year veteran of Bloomberg News he has served as a reporter, producer, editor, radio host and TV host. From a defining book on …

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Dec. 29, 2021

Christine Williamson: Ice Hockey, Bird Watching & Hedge Funds

On this episode of Press Profiles, we speak with Christine Williamson from Pensions & Investments Magazine. A 34-year veteran of P&I, Christine has built a career on documenting the good, the bad and the ugly in the hedge fund space. …

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Dec. 15, 2021

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Zuckerman: Home Runs, Strike Outs and …

On this episode of Press Profiles, we sit down with Greg Zuckerman, Special Writer and 25-year veteran at The Wall Street Journal. One of the premier Journalists in financial news, Greg has authored cutting edge stories across asset management, hedge...

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