Matthew Townsend

Townsend is a versatile journalist with more than a decade of experience spanning pro sports, financial markets, public companies, business trends and policy. He's currently a reporter for Bloomberg News with a focus on retail, brands and the Trump administration. Some of his biggest scoops and most well-read stories include details on Apple's mobile wallet, the twenty-something who crushed a company's stock, FedEx CEO pushing his own tax reform plan, the nasty legal battle over Cabbage Patch Kids, Nike's bungling of a Chuck Taylor makeover, a profile of a dying U.S. mall and multiple exclusives on the American Apparel saga.