The program invites top business journalists and editors to speak with students regularly about their work and experience. The speakers have included the following:

Past Speakers


Chris Probyn

Chris Probyn is a Managing Director and the Chief Economist at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. In this role Chris is primarily responsible for forecasting and analyzing economic events in the world’s major economies, and for evaluating their impacts on financial markets. Previously, Chris was a Director, and Senior Economist at Warburg Dillon Reed (formerly UBS Securities) in New York City. He has also worked at Midland Bank International in London, Data Resources in Lexington, Massachusetts, and Salomon Brothers, in both London and New York City.


Marshall N. Carter

Marshall N. Carter is Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and Deputy Chairman of the parent company NYSE Euronext. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the predecessor, New York Stock Exchange for two years prior to the merger. Mr. Carter served as a director of the NYSE since November 2003.


Alan Clendenning

An AP Foreign Correspondent stationed in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Jerry Byrd

A company news editor for Bloomberg News in New York.One of a team of editors on Bloomberg’s General Assignment Desk, he assigns and edits news of company earnings, management changes, mergers and acquisitions and investigations. Before joining Bloomberg, he worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 14 years as a reporter and as an editor in Features and on the City Desk.


Matt Winkler

The editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, a global news service. He is accredited as one of the most influential business journalists in America.


Diana Henriques

An investigative business reporter for The New York Times covering white-collar crime, nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize.


Steve Stecklow

A senior special writer in the London bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Prior to moving to London in 1998, he had been deputy bureau chief in the Journal’s Boston bureau since 1996. In 2003, Mr. Stecklow and his colleague Alix Freedman were finalists for a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for a series of stories on corruption in the United Nations Oil-For-Food program.

Joseph DiStefano

An investigative business reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and winner of numerous awards.


Marilyn Geewax

A national economics correspondent for Cox News Service who writes about national economic trends, and covers public policy issues involving the Internet, electronic commerce and new technologies.


Jill Dutt

An assistant managing editor of business and finance for The Washington Post, where she also has been the economics editor and Wall Street correspondent.


Marianne Szegedy-Maszet

A senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and a board member of the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.