Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Previously, she was a features editor and national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, where she wrote features and investigative stories about Wall Street, hedge funds, financial crime, women's issues and national politics. She has profiled characters as diverse as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pimco founder Bill Gross, hedge fund mogul John Paulson and presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Her feature for New York Magazine, "What if Women Ran Wall Street," about the effects of testosterone on Wall Street traders, was syndicated around the world and sparked a national conversation about whether a lack of diversity contributed to the conditions leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. She is currently working on her first book, about the government crackdown on insider trading on Wall Street, to be published by Random House.
She has appeared as a commentator on business and economic issues on CNBC, PBS, CBS, NPR and Bloomberg Television. She has moderated panels and conducted interviews at numerous live events, including Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit, the United Nations, Advertising Week and the Business for Social Responsibility Conference. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Time and other publications.
Before becoming a journalist, she spent several years as a risk arbitrage analyst at two hedge funds in New York City. Sheelah holds an undergraduate degree from New York University and a M.A. from Stanford University. She lives in New York.