Jeffrey Goldfarb is the U.S. Editor of Breakingviews. Based in New York, he coordinates coverage in the region, while frequently writing about Wall Street, private equity, M&A and the media and tech industries. Before becoming a columnist in 2007, he covered banking, mergers, international trade, healthcare and the internet for Reuters and BNA. From London, Jeffrey led the European corporate finance team for Reuters and coverage of the continent's media sector. He has a master's in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in finance from The George Washington University. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter @jgfarb
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