Before joining the Times, Jenny Anderson was a business reporter at the New York Post from 2002 to 2003 covering the widespread investigations of Wall Street by state and federal regulators. She wrote extensively on the fall of Richard Grasso, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, internal turmoil at Merrill Lynch and various criminal Wall Street trials.
From 1999 until 2002, Ms. Anderson was a reporter for Institutional Investors magazine, covering pension funds, macroeconomics, Latin America and Wall Street. Among the issues she covered was the collapse of “dollarization” in Argentina, the devaluation of the real in Brazil, the proliferation of perks on Wall Street during the technology boom, capital market sanctions, politics among the nation’s attorneys general and how hedge funds were rewriting the rules for Wall Street research.
From 1994 until 1997 Ms. Anderson lived in Mexico City, writing and later editing Business Mexico, a publication of the American Chamber of Commerce and publishing quarterly macroeconomic business reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
She left Mexico to get a master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University in New York City which she completed in 1999. She received a B.A. in political science and history from Colorado College in 1994, graduating cum laude.