Diana B. Henriques joined The New York Times in October 1989 as a financial reporter. Before that, from July 1986, she was a writer for Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly, a Dow Jones publication. Since joining The Times, she has specialized in reporting on financial fraud, white-collar crime and corporate governance issues.
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Ms. Henriques worked with the Metro reporter David Barstow, covering the management of billions of dollars in charity and victim assistance as part of the paper's award-winning section "A Nation Challenged," and chronicling the fate of Cantor Fitzgerald, the Wall Street firm that suffered the largest death toll in the attacks.
She was a member of The Times reporting team that was a Pulitzer finalist in 2003 for its coverage of the business scandals of the previous year. She was also a member of the reporting team that won the 1999 Gerald Loeb Award for deadline reporting, in the large newspaper division, for coverage of the near-collapse of Longterm Capital Management, a hedge fund whose troubles rocked the financial markets in September 1998. And she was one of four reporters honored for a 1996 series on how wealthy Americans can legally sidestep taxes; the four reporters were finalists, in the large newspaper division, for the 1996 Loeb Award, and were winners of the large newspaper division prize for investigative reporting awarded by the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists.
While at Barron's, Ms. Henriques handled news and feature assignments that spanned the financial scene, from precious metals to corporate profiles; her investigative reporting uncovered a variety of investor fraud and shareholder abuses in both the United States and Canadian markets. She was a finalist in the magazine division for the 1987 Loeb Award for her examination of the explosive growth in the world's gold supply.
From August 1982 to June 1986, Ms. Henriques was a business writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering public finance and economic issues in the United States and abroad. In January 1985, she began covering Wall Street as The Inquirer's New York financial correspondent.
From 1976 to 1981, Ms. Henriques worked as an investigative reporter and state government reporter for The Trenton Times in New Jersey. Her articles about the state's housing finance agency, the Economic Development Authority, and state prison medical system prompted several criminal prosecutions and statewide reforms. From 1974 to 1976, she was a copy editor for The Palo Alto Times, and from 1971 to 1974 she was a local and state government reporter for The Asbury Park Press.
Born on Dec. 17, 1948 in Bryan, Tex., Ms. Henriques graduated with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from George Washington University in 1969. She majored in international affairs and was a General Motors Scholar. She now serves as vice chairman of the International Advisory Council of the university's Elliott School of International Affairs.
Ms. Henriques is the author of "The White Sharks of Wall Street: Thomas Mellon Evans and the Original Corporate Raiders" (2000), "Fidelity's World: The Secret Life and Public Power of the Mutual Fund Giant" (1995) and "The Machinery of Greed: Public Authority Abuse and What to Do About It" (1986).
In early 2001, Ms. Henriques served as an adjunct professor in the master's program in business journalism at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York. She is a frequent lecturer for the American Press Institute in Reston, Va.; Investigative Reporters and Editors; and the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. In 2003, she was elected to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
She is married and lives in Hoboken, N.J.