Eduardo Porter is an economics reporter for The New York Times, where he was a member of the editorial board from 2007 to 2012 and the Economic Scene columnist from 2012 to 2018. He is the author of American Poison (2020), a sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country’s social compact.
Porter began his career in journalism over two decades ago as a financial reporter in Mexico City. He was deployed as a correspondent to Tokyo and London, and worked in São Paulo, Brazil, as editor of América Economía, a business magazine.
In 2000, Porter joined The Wall Street Journal in Los Angeles to cover the growing Hispanic population. He joined The New York Times in 2004 to cover economics.