Andrew Ross Sorkin is the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Sorkin was appointed to that position in July 2000 after having served as the newspaper’s European mergers and acquisitions reporter based in London since July 1999. He 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 many 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 led The Times’s coverage of Vodafone’s $183 billion hostile bid for Mannesmann, resulting in the world's largest takeover ever.
As a leading voice about Wall Street and corporate America, Mr. Sorkin is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs as well as a lecturer at universities across the country. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, PBS' The Charlie Rose Show, PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR's Talk of the Nation and many others. He has also served as a guest host on CNN’s American Morning and CNBC's Squawk Box.
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.
He won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2004 for breaking the news of I.B.M.'s historic sale of its PC business to Lenovo. He was also a finalist in the commentary category for his DealBook column. In 2006 he, along with his colleagues, won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award in the breaking news category about the resignation of Carly Fiorina from Hewlett-Packard.
Born on February 19, 1977, Mr. Sorkin graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in May 1999.
Mr. Sorkin lives in Manhattan.