Michael Flaherty

Chief Correspondent Reuters

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Michael Flaherty was a city hall reporter for San Francisco Bay Area newpapers before joining the Reuters New York bureau in Dec. 2003. He started as a companies reporter, moved to the stocks team and then to the M&A desk to cover private equity reporter. In 2007, Flaherty was named the Reuters Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the buyout sector’s boom and bust leading up to the financial crisis. He joined the Hong Kong bureau in 2008, starting as a banking/M&A reporter and later becoming the Asia Finance editor in charge, overseeing the region’s financial sector coverage. Flaherty moved back to the U.S. in 2014 to cover the Federal Reserve from Washington and late the following year, took on the shareholder activism and corporate governance beat, returning to the New York newsroom.