Ylan has spent more than a decade at The Post and written about topics ranging from subprime lending and consumer finance to retail and education. She has reported on national disasters such as the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina and interviewed the nation’s top CEOs and public officials.
In addition to her regular spots on CNBC and Washington Journal, Ylan has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Rachel Maddow Show and NPR. Ylan was also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and has been an active volunteer in the Vietnamese-American community. She is a member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Asian American Journalists Association, where she is a past vice president of the Washington, D.C., chapter. She is also a graduate of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program.
Ylan began her career as a receptionist and obit writer at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where she was born and raised. Her family immigrated to the Big Easy from Vietnam in the 1970s, and she was brought up on po-boys and pho, Cafe du Monde and ca phe sua da. She graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans, and despite her time on the East Coast, she still considers herself a Yat at heart.
Ylan is proud to say she now lives in Northern Virginia — outside the Beltway — with her husband, two kids, two cats and an exceptionally large dog.