David Leonhardt covers economics for The New York Times and also writes occasionally about sports, culture, travel, and the use and misuse of statistics. He joined The Times in 1999 and was part of the team of reporters that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2002 for its coverage of corporate scandals.
David previously worked for Business Week magazine in Chicago and New York and for the metro desk of The Washington Post. Born in New York in 1973, he studied applied mathematics at Yale University. He lives with his wife and son.