Julie MacIntosh, the author of Dethroning the King and an award-winning journalist, led the Financial Times' coverage of the takeover of Anheuser-Busch as its U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions Correspondent. She also covered the fall of Lehman Brothers, the government takeovers of AIG, General Motors and Chrysler, and the near-collapse of the global banking system while on the mergers beat at the FT and, before that, wrote as a columnist for the newspaper's highly influential Lex opinion page.
MacIntosh, who is now based in Los Angeles, has also worked as a reporter and correspondent for Reuters, and in 2003 was named one of NewsBios' "Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30." She won a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in business journalism at Columbia University and earned a master's in journalism from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. After receiving the competitive Wiegers Fellowship, she then earned a master's of business administration from Columbia's Graduate School of Business. She received her undergraduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.