New York Times
Moderator – Food Recovery
Stephanie Strom is a business reporter covering philanthropy for The New York Times since September 2010. Previously, Ms. Strom had been a national correspondent covering philanthropy for The Times since December 2002. Ms. Strom has worked for the paper since 1988, when she joined as a clerk in the Washington bureau.
After serving as a research assistant to A. M. Rosenthal, Ms. Strom became a general assignment reporter for the Metropolitan desk. After covering transit issues briefly, she joined the Business desk in 1991 to cover the retail and toy industries and Seventh Avenue. She has never lost her passion for the intersection of fads and fashion with business.
In 1996, Ms. Strom began covering Wall Street and financial services, and after a brief stint in London, agreed to become the business correspondent in The Times’s Tokyo bureau, one of its largest foreign bureaus. She moved to Tokyo in 1997, just in time to cover a major banking crisis, and spent four years writing about everything from the modern world's first experience with zero-percent interest rates to the first reunion between South Koreans and their loved ones who had been lost to the North during the Korean War.
Ms. Strom returned to New York in the fall of 2001 and after a brief stint covering executive compensation, started covering philanthropy and nonprofits, a newly revived beat for the paper, in March 2002.
Born in Dickinson, Tex., Ms. Strom earned a B.A. degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1985 and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1986.