Ian Katz is a director and financial policy analyst at Capital Alpha Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. He was a finance and economics reporter at Bloomberg News from 2007 to 2016, covering the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and financial regulation. Katz was a reporter for the series “Wall Street’s Toxic Exports,” a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award in 2009, and on a series that won an Overseas Press Club Malcolm Forbes Award in 2008. Before that he was a business writer and columnist at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where he won the Florida Press Club’s first-place award for business writing in 2005 and 2007, and spent two months reporting from Cuba in 2006. Earlier in his career Katz was based in South America for 10 years, including as BusinessWeek magazine’s Brazil bureau chief from 1995 to 2000, and as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Argentina. He also worked as a local reporter and foreign desk copy editor at the Miami Herald in the late 1980s.
As for tennis, Katz was decent-but-not-great junior player in the Mid-Atlantic region, peaking around age 14 with a ranking in the mid-20s for the region encompassing Virginia; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and West Virginia. Though he’s never written about tennis full-time, he pitched in several years to help cover the Miami Masters tournament for the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel, and contributed to the Associated Press’ coverage of the French Open in 1994.