William McConnell

Bill McConnell has led The Deal 's coverage of the nation's capital since becoming Washington bureau chief in 2005. His reporting has covered a range of issues critical to the deal community -- antitrust, financial reform, corporate accounting, tax policy, the impact of national security concerns on dealmaking and the effect consolidation has had on American society. Prior to joining The Deal, Bill was the Washington correspondent for Broadcasting & Cable, where he spent seven years reporting on the debate over media ownership, the FCC's crackdown on broadcast indecency and the rollout of digital television.

Recent Articles By The Author

No Deal May Mean Good Deal as DOJ Files to Halt Insurance Mergers

No Deal May Mean Good Deal as DOJ Files to Halt Insurance Mergers

The companies saw stocks surge after news lands that the DOJ seeks to block Aetna's acquisition of Humana and Anthem's acquisition of Cigna on an antitrust basis.

DOJ Sets Its Tab for AB InBev's Big Beer Deal

DOJ Sets Its Tab for AB InBev's Big Beer Deal

AB InBev says it expects to close the $106 billion transaction in the second half of 2016.

FTC declares Herbalife a Pyramid Scheme in All But Name

FTC declares Herbalife a Pyramid Scheme in All But Name

The company and its biggest critic both declare victory.

Carmike Postpones Vote on AMC Deal to Make Time for Talks

Carmike Postpones Vote on AMC Deal to Make Time for Talks

The negotiations must yield a price reluctant investor groups can support.

Alaska Air Agrees Not to Close Virgin America Deal Until Sept. 30

Alaska Air Agrees Not to Close Virgin America Deal Until Sept. 30

Concentration in California airports is a likely issue.