Andrew Ross Sorkin Biography, Age, Wife, Books, Eye, Billions, CNBC

Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author born on February 19, 1977 in New York City. He is co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin Biography

Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author born on February 19, 1977 in New York City. He is co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and financial columnist for The New York Times. Sorkin is the founder and editor of a financial news service, DealBook published by The New York Times.

He attended Scarsdale High School from where he graduated in 1995. In 1999, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Age

Sorkin was born on February 19, 1977 in New York City, New York, United States. He is 42 years old as of 2019.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Father

Sorkin was born to a Jewish family of Joan Ross Sorkin, a playwright, and Laurence T. Sorkin, a partner at the law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

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On June 9, 2007, he married Pilar Jenny Queen. The couple has three children, the youngest child being born on January 4, 2017.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin Career

He joined The New York Times as a student intern during his senior year in high school. Sorkin also worked for the paper while he was in college, publishing 71 articles before he graduated. He started by writing media and technology articles while assisting the advertising columnist, Stuart Elliott. He then spent the summer of 1996 working for Businessweek, before he returned to The New York Times.

Ross moved to London for part of 1998, where he wrote about European business and technology for The New York Times. He ten returned to Cornell to complete his studies. He was vice president of the Sigma Pi fraternity at Cornell.

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Sorkin became a co-anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box in july 2011 in addition to his duties at The New York Times. He has also appeared on NBC’s Today show, Charlie Rose and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, MSNBC’s Hardball and Morning Joe, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Chris Matthews Show, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the BBC World Service, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and also The Colbert Report.

He was also a frequent guest host of CNBC’s Squawk Box before joining the ensemble. He also hosted a weekly seven-part, half-hour PBS talk-show series called It’s the Economy, NY. It focused on how the evolving economic crisis was affecting New Yorkers.

Andrew Ross Sorkin DealBook

While a journalist at The New York Times, he started DealBook a newsletter about deal-making and Wall Street in October 2001. It was one of the first financial news aggregation services on the Internet. He introduced a companion website published on The New York Times in March 2006, with updated news and original analysis throughout the day. The newsletter won a Webby Award for Best Business Blog in 2007 and it won a SABEW award for overall excellence. The site won an EPpy Award for Best Business Blog in 2008.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Books

  • Too Big to Fail – 2009

Andrew Ross Sorkin Too Big to Fail

It is a non-fiction book chronicling the events of the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers from the point of view of Wall Street CEOs and US government regulators. In 2010, the book won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for best business book of the year. It was on the shortlist for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. It was also on The New York Times Best Seller list (non-fiction hardcover and paperback) for six months.

Too Big to Fail was adapted as a movie by HBO Films and premiered on HBO on May 23, 2011. It was diected by Curtis Hanson and the screenplay was written by Peter Gould. The cast of the film included William Hurt as Hank Paulson, the Treasury Secretary; Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve; Billy Crudup as Timothy Geithner, the then-president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and James Woods as Richard Fuld, the CEO of Lehman Brothers.

It also cast Edward Asner as Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; Cynthia Nixon as Michele Davis, assistant secretary for public affairs at Treasury; Bill Pullman as Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; as well as Topher Grace as Jim Wilkinson, Chief of Staff to the Treasury Secretary. Ross was co-producer of the film and had a cameo appearance as a reporter.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Aaron Sorkin

Ross is not related to screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin or noted defense lawyer Ira Lee Siorkin.

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With Brian Koppelman, and David Levien, Ross created American television drama series Billions. The series stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, and premiered on Showtime on January 17, 2016. Billions is loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors.

On April 26, 2018, Showtime renewed the series for a fourth season, which then premiered on March 17, 2019.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Eye | Andrew Ross Sorkin Left Eye

Ross has a coloboma in his left eye. Ross says that it makes it look likehis eyes are two different colors but he doesnt think they are.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Net Worth | Andrew Ross Sorkin Salary

Through Sorkin’s wide career in journalism and writing, Sorkin has acquired some reasonable good wealth. The founder and editor of DealBook has an estimated net worth of $10 million. His annual salary is not yet disclosed.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Religion

Being born in a Jewish family, Ross is also Jewish.

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