Greg David is director of the Business and Economics Reporting Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and a contributor to THE CITY covering fiscal and economic issues. He is also director of the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the school, providing advanced training for state and local reporters around the country.
Greg has taught every business class at the Newmark J-School since its founding in 2006, beginning with Covering the New York City Economy for the Urban Reporting concentration. Since 2010, he has taught Covering the Economy and Covering Markets and Companies. He is also heavily involved in recruiting new students as part of the admissions committee and securing internships and jobs for business students.
Greg joined THE CITY after 35 years with Crain’s New York, where he was editor, editorial director, and a columnist. His book Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012 and covers the city’s economic history from Mayors John Lindsay to Michael Bloomberg with an emphasis on the connections between politics, government, and the economy as well as Wall Street, tech, and tourism. The Economist called it “the fast-paced story of the fall and rise of New York.”
He appears frequently on local media, including every Monday morning on News Radio 880’s Opening Bell Report.
David began his career at the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Charlotte Observer. He joined Crain Communications in 1976 as an editor at Business Insurance, was managing editor and special project editor for Crain’s Chicago Business from 1978-1985, and moved to Crain’s New York in 1985.
He has a B.A. in History from New College, Sarasota, Fla.
Greg David’s pronouns are he, him, his.