Peter S. Goodman is the global economic correspondent for The New York Times, based in New York. He appears regularly on The Daily podcast, as well as major broadcast outlets like CNN, the BBC, Sky News, MSNBC, and Monocle Radio.
He was previously Executive Global News and Business Editor of the Huffington Post, where he oversaw award-winning investigative, international, business, and technology reporting.
Over the course of three decades in journalism, Goodman has covered some of the most momentous economic transformations and upheavals – the global financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, as the Times' New York-based national economic correspondent; the emergence of China into a global superpower as the Shanghai bureau chief for The Washington Post; the advent of the Web followed by the dot-com crash as a technology reporter for the Post, based in Washington. During a five year stint in London for the Times, he wrote about Brexit, the rise of right-wing populism in Europe, the crises in Turkey in Argentina, the endurance of economic apartheid in South Africa, the impacts of Trump’s global trade war, the struggles of migrant workers in the Persian Gulf, the tragic failure of land reform in the Philippines, and the catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic.
Goodman began his career as a feature writer in Japan before freelancing from Southeast Asia, based first in Manila and then in Jakarta. His first full-time newsroom job was in Alaska as a reporter at the Anchorage Daily News. He has reported from more than 40 countries, including stints in conflict zones such as Iraq, Cambodia, Sudan and East Timor.
He has been recognized with some of journalism’s top honors, including two Gerald Loeb awards, and seven prizes from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. His work in China received a citation from the Overseas Press Club. His coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami garnered a prize for breaking news from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. His work as part of the Times’ series on the roots of the 2008 financial crisis was a finalist for the Pulitzer.
His new book, DAVOS MAN: How the Billionaires Devoured the World, is forthcoming in January, 2022. His critically acclaimed first book, PAST DUE: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy (Times Books, 2009), was named one of Bloomberg’s top 50 business titles.
Goodman has participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos as a Media Leader since 2011.
He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, the novelist Deanna Fei, and their three children.