Leslie Wayne is a former business reporter for The New York Times. In her more than twenty years at The Times, she produced over 1500 bylines on a broad range of topics, including Wall Street, the economy and financial scandals. She has also been on The Times' campaign finance team in every Presidential election since 1996.
Her Times' assignments have included enterprise reporting on major American corporations, executives and business trends. She has also been The Times' aerospace and defense reporter, its municipal finance reporter and been part of several investigative teams. Her reporting has put her in The Times' Washington bureau, its Los Angeles bureau and its bureaus in London and Paris.
Ms. Wayne has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS Radio as well as Times' podcasts and videos. She has an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School and was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business Journalism at Columbia. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and was a state house reporter for four years at The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. and a special assignment reporter for five years at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She was selected as the inaugural Donald W. Reynolds visiting professor in business journalism at Arizona State University, is a five- time winner of The New York Times "Publisher's Award," was part of a team that won a Gerald Loeb award and is a winner of the "Best of Bagehot" award honoring the best work from a Bagehot Fellow.