Bio

Susan Antilla is an award-winning freelance investigative journalist who has been a reporting fellow at Type Investigations and a financial columnist at The New York Times, Bloomberg, TheStreet and USA Today.

She is author of the #MeToo book about sexual harassment on Wall Street: Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: The Landmark Legal Battles That Exposed Wall Street’s Shocking Culture of Sexual Harassment. The New York Observer called the book “a work of compelling Wall Street anthropology.”

Antilla was a Reporting Fellow for Type Investigations; author of the Sunday “Wall Street” column at The New York Times; Money section bureau chief in New York for USA Today and New York financial bureau chief of the Baltimore Sun. She has written for The Intercept, New York magazine, Dealbreaker.com, The Motley Fool, CNN.com, and The Scotsman, among others.

She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and an undergraduate degree in sociology from Manhattanville College. She has taught in the journalism departments of New York University and Fairfield University.

Professional recognition

2020:

Antilla was honored by her peers as a Business News Visionary for having “a transformative impact on the profession.”

2018:

Received recognition in three journalism contests for her work at Type Investigations: Honorable mention in the Investigative category of the Best in Business Awards of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW); first place in the business writing category in the Communications Contest of the National Federation of Press Women and a merit award for business and financial reporting from the Silurians Press Club.

2017:

Received the Betty Furness Media Service Award from the Consumer Federation of America; the Excellence in Journalism award in column-writing from the Silurians Press Club; second place in the business commentary category in the National Headliners Awards; the Communications Award in the business writing category from the Connecticut Press Club and first place in business writing from the National Federation of Press Women.

2016:

Won the “Best in Business” award in the commentary category from SABEW. The judges called her columns “a reality check about the institutional forces working against the interests of small investors.”

Received The New York Press Club award for consumer reporting; first place for business journalism from the Connecticut Press Club; the Communications Award for business journalism from the National Federation of Press Women; the 2016 Excellence in Journalism awards from the Silurians Press Club; the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award from the New York State Society of CPAs; first place for commentary from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and second place for online commentary from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

2015:

Won the Excellence in Journalism award from the Silurians Press Club; the Excellence in Financial Journalism award from The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants; first place in the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) Awards of Excellence for commentary; first prize in two categories in the communications contest of the National Federation of Press Women – one for her New York Times article about sex discrimination at Sterling Jewelers, and the other for her columns about financial abuse of the elderly published by TheStreet.

2014:

Received the SABEW “Best in Business” award for online commentary; the “Excellence in Journalism” award for business and financial reporting from the Silurians Press Club and first prize in the Personal Opinion category from the Connecticut Press Club.

2013:

Won SABEW’s “Best in Business” contest for her columns at Bloomberg View. The judges described her writing as “crisp and eviscerating” and said she demonstrates “a shrewd understanding of the financial industry and its unsteady interaction with the federal government.” She also received the “Excellence in Journalism” award from the Silurians Press Club; the “Excellence in Journalism” award from The New York State Society of CPAs and first prize for Personal Opinion Columns from The Connecticut Press Club.

2012:

Received the “Excellence in Journalism” award for online commentary from the Silurians Press Club.

2003:

First prize in the non-fiction category from the National Federation of Press Women for her book Tales from The Boom-Boom Room.

2002:

“Best Book of the Year” from the Connecticut Press Club for Tales from the Boom-Boom Room.

1997 and 1998:

Finalist in the commentary category for the Gerald Loeb awards.

1996:

The “Excellence in Financial Journalism” award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the “Women’s Leadership Award” from Manhattanville College.

 Career Timeline

1978 to 1982: Reporter at Dun’s Business Month
1982 to 1985: Stock market reporter, USA Today
1985 to 1986: Financial bureau chief, The Baltimore Sun
1986 to 1992: Money section bureau chief and columnist, USA Today
1992 to 1995: Reporter and columnist, The New York Times
1995 to 2013: Columnist, Bloomberg News and Bloomberg View
2014: Columnist, TheStreet.com

2017: Reporting fellow, Type Investigations

2019: Independent financial journalist