David Barboza has been a correspondent for The New York Times based in Shanghai, China since November 2004. Mr. Barboza writes primarily for the Business section but also writes often for the culture section about art, film, television and dance in China.
Mr. Barboza was a freelance writer and a research assistant for The New York Times before being hired in 1997 as a staff writer. For five years, he was the Midwest business correspondent based in Chicago.
Mr. Barboza won two awards in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest: one for his New York Times piece, “A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays,” and the other he won as part of a team for the series, “Choking on Growth: China’s Environmental Crisis.” In 2005, Mr. Barboza was one of five Times reporters awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline Writing about Lenovo’s acquisition of I.B.M.’s personal computer business. He also covered the Enron scandal for The Times and was part of a team that was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002.
Mr. Barboza graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in history and attended Yale University Graduate School.
He lives in Shanghai with his wife, Lin Zhang.