Maureen Farrell

Maureen Farrell

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Maureen Farrell is a Business Reporter at The New York Times, where she covers a wide range of areas including private equity, hedge funds, and billionaires. Maureen previously worked as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered initial public offerings and capital markets, among others. Prior to joining WSJ in 2013, she worked as a reporter at various publications, including Forbes, CNNMoney, Debtwire and Mergermarket. In 2021, Maureen co-authored “The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann and the Great Startup Delusion,” the story-behind-the-story of the ascent and decline of WeWork.

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Academic History


  • At The Times, Maureen also covers big money and private capital.

  • During her tenure at WSJ, she was a recipient of the Newswomen's Club of New York's Nellie Bly Award.

  • She also covered the boom of special-purpose acquisition companies, along with her scoops about serial backers and the investor Chamath Palihapitiya.

  • She previously covered Wall Street, banking and M&A for the MoneyBeat blog.

  • At Mergermarket, she covered deals, bankruptcy, and startups.