Lou Whiteman has covered transports and the industrials for The Deal for nearly two decades, developing extensive contacts including industry leaders, consultants, regulators and labor representatives. Whiteman has reported on negotiations between major airlines ahead of deal announcements, identified takeout targets in aerospace prior to auctions being made public and participated in briefings with regulators and airline CEOs. Prior to joining The Deal, Whiteman covered community and regional banks for American Banker and was also a reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal. He has appeared on numerous television and radio outlets, including CNN International and National Public Radio, and has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland.
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