Associate Editorial Director, News

Resides In

New York NY


Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University


Editing, news writing, finance, markets, business, economics, government affairs


  • More than three decades as a reporter, writer, and editor tackling complex international financial subjects and making them understandable for every reader
  • Steered Bloomberg's Wall Street coverage throughout the 2008 financial crisis
  • Goal-oriented news manager and senior editor with strategic and operational experience across three continents; grammar nerd, news trainer, and podcast developer
  • Built and managed Bloomberg's expanded coverage of northeast Asia as Hong Kong bureau chief


Alec McCabe joined Investopedia in 2022 to lead up its financial markets news. Previously, Alec worked at The Real Deal and Bloomberg. He started at Bloomberg in New York covering the U.S. bond market before moving to Shanghai to help establish the company's coverage of Chinese companies and markets. Later, as Hong Kong bureau chief, he hired and managed journalists in Manila, Seoul, China, Thailand, and Taiwan, starting with the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (he makes an appearance on this Bloomberg podcast marking its 20th anniversary).

Back in New York, after a brief stint in Europe, Alec served as a global newsroom recruiter, leader of the finance team covering Bloomberg's biggest clients during the 2008 financial crisis, led journalism training for the Americas, developed Bloomberg's first original-content podcasts and covered emerging markets.

Alec began his journalism career at the Day newspaper of New London, CT. After freelancing for more than a year throughout Asia, based in his birthplace of Hong Kong, he joined United Press International as a reporter in New York and Washington, DC. He also worked for the Associated Press and Reuters.


Alec received a BA in Humanities from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an MA in international media and communications from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He once spoke passable Spanish and taxicab-level Mandarin.

Quote from Alec McCabe

Follow the money.