Nov. 16, 2022

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

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

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. On...


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. On this episode of Press Profiles, we talk about landing that first job at the Times, his “soft spot” for white collar crime, what it’s like being married to someone in PR, cooking, Taylor Swift, exotic dancers, and of course, a whole lot more.