Andrew Ross Sorkin was appointed chief mergers and acquisitions reporter of The New York Times in July 2000 after having served as the newspaper's European mergers and acquisitions reporter based in London, England since July 1999. Mr. Sorkin is also the founding editor of DealBook (nytimes.com/dealbook), an online daily financial report published by The Times and he writes a column of the same name for the paper on Sundays.Over the years, Mr. Sorkin has broken news of major mergers and acquisitions in the pages of The Times. He has broken news of deals including Chase's acquisition of J.P. Morgan and Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq. He also spearheaded The Times' coverage of Vodafone's $183 billion hostile bid for Mannesmann, resulting in the world's largest takeover ever. Most recently, he broke the news of I.B.M.'s sale of its PC business to Lenovo, Johnson & Johnson's $25 billion acquisition of Guidant and Symantec's $13 billion deal for Veritas. Mr. Sorkin has also helped lead much of the paper's coverage of the nation's largest corporate scandals including the collapse of Enron and Adelphia and the much-publicized trials of former Tyco International chairman L. Dennis Kozlowski and former Credit Suisse First Boston banker Frank P. Quattrone. Mr. Sorkin is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS' The Charlie Rose Show, CNBC's Kudlow & Cramer and Closing Bell, MSNBC's Abrams Report, NPR's Talk of the Nation, BBC World Service, and many others.
He has been named one of the 30 most influential financial journalists in the nation under the age of 30 by TJFR/NewsBios for the past 4 years. Mr. Sorkin began writing for The Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances; at the time he started writing for the paper, he hadn't yet graduated from high school.
Born on February 19, 1977, Mr. Sorkin graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in May 1999. Mr. Sorkin lives in Manhattan.