Danny Hakim

Investigative Reporter, The New York Times

Danny Hakim is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. He was previously a European economics correspondent based in London, chief of The Times’s bureaus in Albany and Detroit, and a reporter covering investing.

His stories for The Times have taken him to Greece, where he wrote about the country’s growing ranks of nurses who aren’t really nurses; Ukraine, where he covered the economic devastation caused by war; and Poland, where he followed so-called rathole miners into illegal coal pits. He wrote a series in 2015 on the United States Chamber of Commerce and its overseas lobbying to block anti-smoking laws around the world. He has also written about Hungarian fruit-flavored moonshine and Sweden’s favorite caviar.

Before coming to The Times in 2000, Mr. Hakim was a financial reporter for SmartMoney.com and a police reporter for the Greenville (S.C.) News. He started his career as a copy aide at The Washington Post.

Mr. Hakim was one of the lead reporters on a team that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for its swift and sweeping coverage of the sex scandal that resulted in the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Mr. Hakim was a Pulitzer finalist in 2012, along with Russ Buettner, for a series about abuse, neglect and corruption in the care of developmentally disabled people in New York.

Born in Norfolk, Va., on March 10, 1971, Mr. Hakim graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

He lives with his wife, two sons and a golden retriever in London.