Carol Wolf began working at Bloomberg News in 1994, when the financial wire service was only four years old. During the next 18 years, she helped build the organization from its infancy by writing thousands of articles, speaking at public events, cold calling companies, moderating industry panels, and developing nearly 1,000 sources to break news and serve readers.
Her research and articles, primarily written on immediate deadline, have appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, and in more than 200 blogs and 10 business books. She has interviewed more than 100 public company CEOs, CFOs, and other top executives and covered aspects of the Federal Reserve, presidential elections, labor unions, and regional politics.
Her beats included consumer products and industrials about which she wrote trend pieces and covered companies such as Procter & Gamble, Hertz, Caterpillar, and 3M. In 2010, she moved to Bloomberg Government in Washington D.C. where she analyzed the business implications of federal government actions specializing in infrastructure and government contracts.
Her investigations and articles have:
- Moved the trillion dollar municipal bond market
- Moved the stock price and credit default swaps of dozens of companies
- Discovered that 1 million gallons of oil had been abandoned at the bottom of Lake Erie, prompting a federal EPA investigation and emergency removal that avoided an ecological disaster
- Prompted a state of Ohio health department investigation after writing a series of articles showing that a rare cancer was killing teenagers in a small Ohio town.
After leaving Bloomberg in 2013, Ms. Wolf started Carol Wolf Media and now writes annual reports, white papers, blogs, articles, and executive summaries. She’s the author of three books and currently lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina near her horse Sundance.