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SPECIAL FEATURE

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Andrew Ross Sorkin '99

Laurey MogilAndrew Ross Sorkin is one of the most well-respected journalists in the United States. He is the author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves, which chronicles the events of the 2008 financial crisis. The book won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize and the 2010 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. The book was adapted for the HBO television movie Too Big to Fail, which was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards. Sorkin was a co-producer of the movie, which was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards.

Sorkin, who started writing for the New York Times while still in high school, is a financial columnist for the paper. He is also the founder and editor of Dealbook, an online daily financial report he started in 2001. Recently, Sorkin added a new role: co-anchor of CNBC’s early-morning show Squawk Box. He has also appeared many times on NBC’s Today show, Charlie Rose on PBS, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

In 2008 and 2009, Vanity Fair included him on its “Next Establishment” list. Additionally, he is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was also named to the Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people on the nation’s boards of directors.

Sorkin’s engagement with his alma mater includes being a member of the 1999 Communication Fellows Program and his current service on the Department of Communication Advisory Board. Since graduating from Cornell, he has welcomed numerous classes to the New York Times. He often returns to campus to speak to students and has been a featured speaker for Cornell programs such as Cornell Wall Street.

Sorkin and his wife, Pilar, live in Manhattan, and are the parents of two boys.