Jenny Anderson graduated from Colorado College in 1994 and moved to Mexico City. During her three years there she worked for a small trade publication called Business Mexico and later wrote quarterly macroeconomic business reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit. She returned to New York in 1997 to attend Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. In 1999 she joined Institutional Investor magazine, first covering macroeconomics and Latin America and then Wall Street. In 2003 she went to the New York Post. In 2005 she joined the New York Times. In 2008 she won a Loeb Award for her coverage of Merrill Lynch.