Jesse Eisinger

New America Fellow

Jesse Eisinger was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. He is the author of The Chickenshit Club (Simon & Schuster, July 2017)—an inside reference to prosecutors who were too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs. He is a senior reporter at ProPublica. He writes a regular column for The New York Times’ Dealbook section. In April 2011, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He won the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. He has also twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, among other honors. He has a B.A. from Columbia College. 

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Trump Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts

Jesse Eisinger writes for Pro Publica about the incoming Trump administration freezing all grants and contracts at the EPA.

Trump’s Treasury Secretary Pick is a Lucky Man. Very Lucky.

Jesse Eisinger writes for ProRepublica about Trump's Treasury Pick.

How Mark Zuckerberg’s Altruism Helps Himself

Mark Zuckerberg did not donate $45 billion to charity. You may have heard that, but that was wrong. Here’s what happened instead.