Diana Henriques has accepted a buyout after more than 20 years working as an investigative financial reporter for The New York Times.
But Henriques, best known recently for her extensive coverage of the Bernie Madoff scandal and subsequent book ‘The Wizard of Lies,” will continue working with the paper as a contributing writer effective today.
In an e-mail Henriques said, “You may hear that I have accepted the latest NYT buyout. I have, but I am not retiring or leaving the Times. I was immediately offered and accepted a contract to work as a contributing writer – same email, same phone, same address, an NYT cubicle, etc.”
In addition to continuing on as a contributor, Henriques is working with HBO as a consultant on the Madoff story and has accepted a writer-in-residence appointment at Princeton University. She’s also a board member for the Society of Business Editors and Writers and a frequent instructor at the Reynolds Center.
Before covering Madoff and leading other business investigations for the Times, Henriques spent almost 20 years at several New Jersey newspapers and as a financial reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her reporting on the fallout from the Enron scandal earned her a finalist spot for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She was again a finalist for the prize in 2005 for a series on the exploitation of American military personnel by financial service companies.