Bethany McLean (born December 12, 1970) is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine and a contributor to Slate, and known for her work on the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis. She had been an editor at large and columnist for Fortune magazine.
She co-authored a book with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera on the 2008 financial crisis titled All the Devils Are Here, (November 2010). It details what happened and concludes it was not an accident that banks understood the big picture before the crisis happened but continued with bad practices.
McLean joined Vanity Fair as a contributing editor in 2008. She joined Slate as a contributor to the Moneybox column in 2010.