Lou Whiteman

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.

Recent Articles By The Author

With Activist at the Gate, CSX Pushes Back Director-Nomination Deadline

With Activist at the Gate, CSX Pushes Back Director-Nomination Deadline

The railroad's move suggests that a newbie activist fund is still in talks with the railroad over a possible board overhaul.

Tesla Plans Model 3 Test Build Kickoff Feb. 20, Plans July Production Start

Tesla Plans Model 3 Test Build Kickoff Feb. 20, Plans July Production Start

The automaker hopes to begin manufacturing test vehicles this month, towards its goal of deliveries before year's end

USA Truck's Troubles Could Invite Activist Scrutiny, Again

USA Truck's Troubles Could Invite Activist Scrutiny, Again

The company, which has survived a hostile bid and an activist campaign in recent years, could face new pressure if new management can't accelerate results quickly

This Is What Sent General Motors Shares Speeding Over a Cliff

This Is What Sent General Motors Shares Speeding Over a Cliff

Concerns about 2017 outweighed record 2016 results.