I'm Katie Benner, Justice Department reporter for The New York Times. I covered the department's decision not to charge NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. Ask me anything about that decision, the public reaction, the Garner ...
Hi all. I’m Katie and I cover the Justice Department from The NYT's Washington D.C. bureau. Here's my story about the decision in the Eric Garner case.
Before moving to the East coast, I lived in San Francisco and covered startups, venture capital and Apple. I wrote about the encryption fight between Apple and the FBI and how tech employees chasing the Silicon Valley dream are often short-changed by executives and investors. Some of my work on the beat was also part of a package that won a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2018.
Before joining The Times, I spent nearly a decade at Fortune covering financial markets, private equity and hedge funds. I profiled Hank Paulson and Robert Schiller and wrote features on the 2008 financial crisis and financial fraud cases.
I didn't plan on being a journalist. No J-School. No college paper. But I freelanced while I lived in Beijing for a few years and got an entry level job at CNN/Money upon my return to the US and decided that I really liked the job!
EDIT: Thank you for all of your questions! My hour is up, so I'm signing off. But I'm glad that I got to be here. Thank you thank you thank you.