After 20 years at the New York Times, investigative business reporter Diana Henriques took an offered buyout from the paper, late in December.
Henriques, who wrote the much lauded best seller about the Madoff scandal, The Wizard of Lies, will speak at the Princeton Regional Chamber lunch on Thursday, January 5.
The Henriques buyout was first reported on Talking Biz News on December 16. The same source noted that, early in her career, Henriques had reported for the Times of Trenton. She h”as chosen to remain on staff as contributing writer.
Henriques responded to Talking Biz News with this explanation:“I have accepted the buyout, but was immediately offered and accepted a contract to work as a contributing writer in the business news section, beginning next week. I will keep a desk in the NYT building and will retain my current email address, phone number and mailing address. I’m actually filing a story the week after Christmas and another in January. So from a practical standpoint, this really is no big deal, even within the business journalism world — to the outside world, it is less than a non-event.”
She has written three other books Fidelity’s World: The Secret Life and Public Power of the Mutual Fund Giant (1995) and The White Sharks of Wall Street: Thomas Mellon Evans and The Original Corporate Raiders (2000) and has various other contracts dealing with the Madoff book.
Maybe this won’t be her last trip to our college town — Henriques has been quoted as saying she is considering some “teaching opportunities.”