Hello! I'm a former senior editor at American Banker and a long-time banking journalist.
I'm now pursuing a career as a public-interest attorney at Georgetown Law. You can find examples of my reporting from my prior life below.
If you'd like to chat, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crisis Isn't Over
My in-depth analysis of how the financial crisis has shaped policymaking in America. This piece recently won a national gold award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for best digital feature.
New York Times
U.S. Zeal in Suing Banks for Lending Bias Is Expected to Cool
The Most Important Agency You've Never Heard Of
My investigation into the performance of the Office of Financial Research, a Dodd-Frank Act agency that's tasked with rooting out signs of the next crisis before it hits. The piece kicked off a series of follow-ups on poor morale at the agency, questions about its very existence and plans to slash its workforce.
Here's what editors have to say
"Victoria Finkle is one of the most talented journalists I've had the pleasure to manage. She's both a dogged reporter with stellar news judgement and a polished writer who can produce clean and engaging copy on a tight deadline. She's hard-working, conscientious and very smart. If you have something you want her to report on, she'll do a fantastic job, whether she's previously had experience with the topic or not. I can't recommend her highly enough."
-- Rob Blackwell, Washington bureau chief, American Banker
"Financial regulation and policy in Washington can be a tough subject to bring to life for a broad readership, but Victoria does so with clarity and intelligence. She has written both features and breaking news for DealBook/The New York Times and is a pleasure to edit. If you are looking for a nimble, smart and energetic reporter, I recommend her highly."
-- Jeffrey Cane, DealBook managing editor at the New York Times
"Tori's a meticulous, dogged and deadline-focused reporter with a great work ethic. She's been a pleasure to edit both at American Banker, where she reported directly to me as a consumer finance reporter, and in her freelance work at Inc. Magazine, where she's taken on several research-intensive economics- and design-related assignments for the Money and Made sections."
-- Maria Aspan, senior editor at Inc. magazine
"Tori is a talented journalist with a facility for executing deep dives into complex subjects -- the financial crisis, banking regulation, the impact of behavioral economics on the overall discipline -- and explaining them coherently. I have been consistently impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and powers of research and writing. I recommend her heartily."
-- Ken Fireman, managing editor at Sage Business Researcher