Investigations

Debtwire Investigations is a new editorial initiative brought to you by a hand-picked group of some of our best and brightest investigative journalists. A rotating team of five beat reporters have taken countless hours away from their already expert coverage to go far beyond specific credits and market segments to focus on long-form pieces, deep data dives, and impactful investigative analysis.

The team

Maria Chutchian

Maria Chutchian is the associate courts editor at Debtwire, where she writes and edits stories on large and midmarket Chapter 11 cases, as well as the ongoing Puerto Rico debt restructuring. Before joining Debtwire in 2014, Maria was the senior bankruptcy reporter at Law360. Maria holds a B.S. in journalism from Emerson College. You can reach her at Maria.Chutchian@acuris.com.

Farhin Lilywala

Farhin Lilywala is a reporter at Debtwire, where she covers high yield bonds. Before joining Debtwire in 2017, she freelanced as a production coordinator with the creative publishing company LeBook. Farhin started her journalism career as an editor at various student newspapers and as a researcher for Ian Urbina at the New York Times. A native of Atlanta, she has a B.A. in journalism and anthropology from New York University. You can reach her at Farhin.Lilywala@acuris.com.

Maura Webber Sadovi

Maura Webber Sadovi is a reporter and assistant editor at Debtwire, where she writes and edits stories on commercial real estate finance and securitized debt. Before joining Debtwire in 2015, she wrote for Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal and co-edited a cookbook, Recipes from America’s Small Farms. Maura holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University. You can reach her at Maura.Sadovi@acuris.com.

Paula Seligson

Paula Seligson is a reporter at Debtwire, where she covers high yield bonds. Before joining Debtwire in early 2018, she worked at UNC-Chapel Hill researching business models for local newspapers and wrote for the Raleigh News & Observer in North Carolina. Paula holds an M.A. in business and economic reporting from New York University, where she was a Marjorie Deane fellow. You can reach her at Paula.Seligson@acuris.com.