David is currently accepting engagements as a keynote speaker and presenter for his upcoming tour in Denmark Nov. 1-12. Learn more about David here, download the media kit, or contact Ero Projects directly to coordinate.
Best known for his keen and unbiased coverage of the events leading up to and surrounding the U.S. financial and housing crisis, he exhibits a strong knack for uncovering and exposing the truth, unswayed by politics or financial influences.
His dedication to transparent journalism lead him to spearhead efforts by both The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch to report on topics relevant to the public during the run up, meltdown, and fallout of the housing bubble, as well as the subsequent economic recession.
As a columnist, he was sharply critical of the appointment of Wall Street executives to regulatory roles in Washington and the erosion of standards in lending practices. He forecasted the failure of Wall Street banks (including Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers), and wrote extensively on the circumstances which contributed to their demise.
In 2009 and 2010, he covered hearings by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. In the aftermath, he conducted exploratory efforts which examined the U.S bank bailouts, as well as the Obama administration’s response, and the impact of initiatives designed to aid homeowners.
During the Occupy Wall Street movement, he covered both the national protest against big banks, and their reported financial influence on lawmakers.
His editorial column Writing on the Wall ran for 10 years, contributing more than 1,000 articles on economic and financial topics, prior to publishing its last article in 2015.
Weidner has spoken as both a journalist and political commentator, accepting invitations to appear as a featured speaker on broadcasts for Fox Business, CNBC, C-SPAN, MSNBC, CBS News, National Public Radio and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Originally a graduate of the University of Kansas, Weidner also attended the William Allen White School of Journalism. He has received many accolades for journalistic excellence, including awards from The Associated Press for both column writing and investigative reporting.