Andrew Ross Sorkin
Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author. He is a financial columnist for The New York Times and a co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. He wrote the bestselling book Too Big to Fail and co-produced a movie adaptation for HBO Films.
About Andrew Ross Sorkin in brief
Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author. He is a financial columnist for The New York Times and a co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. He wrote the bestselling book Too Big to Fail and co-produced a movie adaptation of the book for HBO Films. He was one of the first journalists to identify and criticize a tax loophole for private equity firms and hedge funds. He has reported on the Wall Street financial crisis, including the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, and the government bailout of other major investment banks and AIG. In October 2006, Matt Taibbi described him as a’shameless ball-gargling prostitute for Wall Street’ and called for him to be arrested. On September 22, 2014, the Obama Administration changed the tax laws to make it more difficult for US companies to merge to avoid taxes.
On the PRISM surveillance program and Edward Snowden situation, Sorksin said: “I would almost arrest him, the journalist who seems to be out there, who he wants to help him get to Ecuador” He has since apologized for the comment; the next day, Greenwald accepted his apology and accepted his resignation as editor-at-large of DealBook. Sorkson is also the co-creator for the Showtime series Billions, which airs on Showtime on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and their two children. He and his family have a son, a daughter, and a son-in-law, who all live in Los Angeles. He also has a daughter who lives in Washington, D.C. with her mother and step-father. His family is Jewish; he is not related to writer Aaron Sork in or defense lawyer Ira Lee SorkIn.