Theo Francis, who joined BusinessWeek in August 2008, is a correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He covers politics, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other financial areas, as well as broader regulatory coverage.
Previously, Francis worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered a wide range of subjects, most recently focusing on employee benefits and pensions, health care, finance, executive pay, and the insurance industry. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and was a part of the teams that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of corporate scandals as well as a Loeb and two George Polk awards for coverage of pension and executive pay issues.
Francis graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and received his master's in journalism from Columbia University.