David S. Hilzenrath
Reporter

David Hilzenrath is an investigative reporter on The Post’s Business desk. He has written extensively about accounting problems at corporations such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, MicroStrategy and Enron. As early as 1995, David covered conflicts of interest that compromised auditors. His 2001 series “The Numbers Crunch” documented accountability issues. David has also covered executive compensation, influence-peddling, the rise of managed health care, the breakdown of federal housing programs, the shaping of fiscal policy and international money-laundering. He joined The Post as an intern in 1987.

David is an honors graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in government.

Latest by David S. Hilzenrath

Aguilar willing to go his own way on SEC

Aguilar willing to go his own way on SEC

Luis A. Aguilar, a Democrat, has often faulted his own agency — which is led by a fellow Obama appointee — for not doing enough to protect investors or punish financial misdeeds. But this week, he essentially blocked her plan to tighten regulation of money market mutual funds.

Scrutiny of Facebook IPO hype intensifies

Scrutiny of Facebook IPO hype intensifies

Investors sue company directors and advisers as regulators look askance at information disclosed before stock sale.

CFTC probing JPMorgan trading loss

CFTC probing JPMorgan trading loss

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman cited the losses at a JPMorgan office in London to argue against a loophole for foreign affiliates of U.S. firms.

The problem with housing starts

Bad data, big margin of error.