Bio

Susan Antilla is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for Bloomberg View, The New York Times and USA Today. She is the author of Tales From the Boom-Boom Room: The Landmark Legal Battles That Exposed Wall Street’s Shocking Culture of Sexual Harassment, an expose of sexual harassment on Wall Street in the 1990s, focusing especially upon Smith Barney. The New York Observer called the book “a work of compelling Wall Street anthropology.”

TheStreet Foundation announced in 2014 that Antilla was its founding journalism fellow. She also is a regular contributor to The New York Times DealBook and to Investopedia.com.

She was author of the Sunday “Wall Street” column at The New York Times. Antilla was Money section bureau chief in New York for USA Today and New York financial bureau chief of the Baltimore Sun. She has written for New York magazine, Dealbreaker.com, The Motley Fool, CNN.com, TheStreet.com and The Scotsman. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

Antilla is an adjunct professor of journalism at Fairfield University. She was formerly an adjunct professor in the graduate journalism department of New York University.

Professional recognition

Antilla received the “Best in Business” journalism award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for her columns for Bloomberg View in 2013 and 2014; the 2013 “Excellence in Journalism” award for opinion writing from the NY State Society of CPAs; first prize in the personal opinion category in the 2013 and 2014 CT Press Club awards; the 2012 “Excellence in Journalism” award for online commentary from The Society of the Silurians; the 2013 “Excellence in Journalism” award from The Society of the Silurians for explanatory journalism in 2013; and the 2014 “Excellence in Journalism” award from the Society of the Silurians for business and financial journalism in 2014 . The Connecticut Press Club selected her for “Best Book of the Year” in 2002, and as a finalist for column writing in 2012. She received the “Excellence in Financial Journalism” award from the NY State Society of CPAs in 1996, and the “Women’s Leadership Award” from Manhattanville College. She has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Gerald Loeb awards for financial journalism, in 1997 and 1998.

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: Founding fellow, TheStreet Founation