Diana B. Henriques
New York Times Best Selling Author - The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
Investigative reporter on white collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance
About the Speaker
An award-winning financial journalist, Diana is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History, released in September 2017.
She is also the author of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, a New York Times bestseller, and three other books on business history.
As a staff writer for The New York Times from 1989 to 2012 and as a contributing writer since then, she has largely specialized in investigative reporting on white-collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance.
In May 2017, HBO aired its film-length adaptation of The Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro in the starring role – and with Ms. Henriques playing herself as the first journalist to interview Madoff in prison.
Diana was a member of a reporting team that was named a Pulitzer finalist in 2003 for its coverage of the aftermath of the Enron scandals.
She is proudest of her 2004 series exposing the exploitation of American military personnel by financial service companies. Her work prompted legislative reform and cash reimbursements for tens of thousands of defrauded service members, drawing recognition and thanks from military lawyers and families across the country.