Twitter users praised Jack Mitnick for revealing the truth behind the 1995 tax return of Donald Trump, but what about the reporter who actually broke the news? New York Times reporter Susanne Craig reveals how she found the information that led her to publish the bombshell revelation.
It all started with her devotion to the good old-fashioned mailbox, something her co-workers made fun of. 30 feet away from her desk, she always checked it hoping for a tipster to, one day, bring her the next big story. After six years working for the Times, the big one finally came.
According to the New York Times, on September 23rd, Susanne Craig got rewarded for her undying devotion to the snail mail. It was there she spotted a manila envelope postmarked New York, NY, with a return address of The Trump Organization.
Her heart skipped a beat. Having been on the hunt for Trump’s elusive tax returns, the reporter was eager to know the parcel’s contents. She was not disappointed.
Who Is Susanne Craig?
In it was Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return, which contains some very interesting information. First order of business was to confirm its validity to which she turned to former Trump accountant, Jack Mitnick.
Ms. Craig has been covering government and politics in the New York Times since 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government degree from the University of Calgary. Before joining the Times, Susanne Craig worked for The Wall Street Journal and The Globe.
She was also a reporter at Canada’s national newspaper, Mail. During her time at the WSJ, she was the lead reporter in a team of writers who were finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Affairs Reporting. This was for their coverage of the Lehman Brothers and the 2008 financial crisis.