Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean

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1970 - present

Bethany McLean is a renowned journalist, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a columnist at Yahoo Finance, and a contributor to CNBC. Her 2016 Vanity Fair piece on disgraced pharmaceutical company Valeant was used as the basis for Netflix’s “Dirty Money” episode about the drugmaker. McLean is also a columnist at Thomson Reuters and the co-host of the podcast Capitalisn’t, together with Luigi Zingales. Previously, she was Editor-at-Large at Fortune, where she and fellow reporter Peter Elkind exposed the Enron scandal and wrote the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room, which went on to become an Oscar-nominated documentary. McLean has also written in-depth pieces about the credit rating agencies, Goldman Sachs, President Clinton’s global philanthropy, Australia’s Macquarie Bank, and more. She started his career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.

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