Michelle Leder first became interested in SEC filings early in her career, while writing about a small Florida bank that was engaged in aggressive accounting during the last real estate boom. As a reporter, and later editor, she spent 10 years at daily newspapers in Florida, Connecticut and New York. As a freelance business journalist, her work has appeared in BusinessWeek,
The New York Times, Portfolio and Slate, among others. Leder has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, the Today Show and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers both in the US and abroad, about digging into SEC filings. She blogs from footnoted.org world headquarters in Peekskill, NY, where she lives with her husband, Scott, and dog, Kumara, whom she has trained to dig through SEC filing.