Nov. 30, 2021

Gary Silverman: Mafia Turncoats, Scotch and Milk, and his fascinating career at the Financial Times

Gary Silverman: Mafia Turncoats, Scotch and Milk, and his fascinating career at the Financial Times

In our very first episode of Press Profiles, we sit down with Gary Silverman, a 20-year veteran of the Financial Times. The son of a crime reporter in Manhattan, Gary’s passion for journalism began at an early age when questionable characters would...


In our very first episode of Press Profiles, we sit down with Gary Silverman, a 20-year veteran of the Financial Times. The son of a crime reporter in Manhattan, Gary’s passion for journalism began at an early age when questionable characters would call the house at all hours and young Gary would listen in to hear the scoop.  Gary talks to us about his early days as a reporter, the changing face of journalism, “murder, money and cats” and his fantastic career at the Financial Times.

Gary Silverman

US financial editor of the Financial Times

Gary Silverman is the US financial editor of the Financial Times, based in New York. During a nearly 22-year career at the FT, he has also served as the US news editor and US banking editor in New York and global marketing correspondent in London. He has won a “best in business” award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for both his reporting and his commentary for the FT.

Before joining the FT, Gary worked as a reporter and editor in Chicago, Washington, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and New York for United Press International, Bloomberg Business News, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Newsday and BusinessWeek.