Speaker Profile

David Leonhardt
Washington Bureau Chief / The New York Times

David Leonhardt joined The New York Times in 1999 and became Washington Bureau Chief in 2011. Previously, Mr. Leonhardt wrote “Economic Scene,” a weekly economics column, for the business section. He has also worked as a staff writer and contributor for The New York Times Magazine and the Economix blog. Before joining The Times, he worked for Business Week magazine and The Washington Post.

In 2011, Mr. Leonhardt won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He won the Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing in 2009 for a Times Magazine article, “Obamanomics.” He won The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business Journalism Contest for his Times column in 2009 and 2007. His team coverage of corporate scandals was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, and in 1998, he won a Peter Lisagor Award, from the Chicago Headline Club, for a Business Week story.

Mr. Leonhardt is the author of Here’s The Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth, an e-book co-published by The Times and Byliner in February 2013.

He studied applied mathematics at Yale.