Lynnley Browning is a senior writer for Newsweek who writes frequently about business. In prior years she wrote hundreds of stories for The New York Times, Fortune and Reuters on tax, offshore private banking, legal, insurance, real estate and investment matters. She regularly broke news on energy and commodities for Reuters, in Moscow, in the 1990s. She has also written on Ruth Madoff, Chelsea Clinton's wedding, Chechen oil pipelines and Krav Maga.
She grew up in Tulsa, Okla., graduated with honors from Phillips Exeter and earned her B.A., with honors, from Princeton, with a thesis degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Fluent in Russian, she has been down in the mines of Norilsk Nickel, in the Russian High Arctic; walked the slippery oil platforms in Baku; and lived with collective farmers in Krasnodar.
Television and radio appearances include PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Fox News, Reuters TV, BBC (television and radio), Extra, Inside Edition, The Lisa Wexler Show, Swiss-German Television and Swiss-French Television. She has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Economist publications, Conde Nast Portfolio, The Daily Beast and The Moscow Times.