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Susanne Craig is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, currently working at the New York Times. She was the reporter who was anonymously mailed Donald Trump's 1995 tax returns during the 2016 presidential election. In 2018 she was an author of The New York Times investigation into Donald Trump’s wealth that found the president inherited hundreds of millions of dollars from his father, some through fraudulent tax schemes. She is also known for her coverage of the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and of New York State and New York City government and politics.

Early life and educationEdit

Craig was born in Calgary, Alberta and attended the University of Calgary, graduating in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science and Government.[1][2]


Craig began her career as a summer intern for the Calgary Herald in 1990, and was a summer intern for the Windsor Star 1991; her first full-time job was as a reporter for the Windsor Star in Windsor, Ontario.[1]

She originally wrote for The Globe and Mail before becoming a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal.[3] In 2010 she joined the New York Times to continue reporting on Wall Street and was later promoted to bureau chief for coverage of the New York State government.[3][4][5] In 2015, Craig left Albany to become the Times' New York City Hall bureau chief.

She is the recipient of the National Newspaper Award in Canada (Business - 1999)[6] and several Gerald Loeb Awards.[7][8] Additionally, she was the lead journalist on a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for National Affairs Reporting in relation to coverage of the Lehman Brothers and their role in the financial crisis of 2008.[9]

On October 1, 2016 the New York Times published an article co-authored by Craig, which stated that Donald Trump had reported a loss of $916 million in 1995, which could have allowed him to avoid paying income taxes for up to eighteen years.[10] In subsequent television interviews, Craig identified herself as the reporter who had received a portion of Trump's 1995 tax records in her mailbox from an anonymous sender.[11]


  • Craig, Susanne; Barstow, David; Buettner, Russ (October 2, 2018). "Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-10-02.



  1. ^ a b "Top 40 Alumni - Alumni - University of Calgary". Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  2. ^ Rookie reporter wins award, Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, 04 Mar 1992.
  3. ^ a b "Times names Susanne Craig as Albany, New York bureau chief". Times Union (Albany). 29 October 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Susanne Craig leaving WSJ for the NYT". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. '^ "Journals Susanne Craig Jumps to New York Times DealBook Section". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Winners since 1949 - National Newspaper Awards". Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  7. ^ Cho, Cynthia (30 June 2004). "Journal Reporters, Editor Are Cited For Loeb Awards". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b "L.A. Times Columnist Wins Loeb Award". Los Angeles Times. June 30, 2004. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "Susanne Craig". Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found". The New York Times. October 2, 2016.
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  12. ^ "2008 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management". Fast Company. October 28, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Loeb Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 29, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2019.