Janet Yellen

Obama Names Brooklynite Janet Yellen As Fed Chair Pick

10/08/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

President Barack Obama will appoint Janet Yellen as the nation's top banker today, according to press reports. Yellen, a Brooklyn native, would be the latest in a succession of Jewish Americans to chair the Federal Reserve System since 1987, and the first woman in its 100-year history.

Janet Yellen attended Bay Ridge High School in Brooklyn.
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