He then joined the Loss Angeles Times in 2001 as a technology reporter. He covered Enron, housing, and general economics. In July 2006, he was named “The Bard of the Bubble" by the Atlantic magazine for his LA Times real estate coverage. He joined the New York Times as Chicago business reporter in 2007; later he changed to technology reporting out of San Francisco.
Streitfeld was the one to break the story of Amazon.com's negotiating tactics in May 2014 with publishing house Hachette, which he continued to cover for multiple months. He co-authored Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace along with New York Times colleague Jodi Kantor in August 2015. The story was of 6000-word but it got more than 6600 comments, the largest number of comments on a story in New York Times history.
He was among the 10 members to win Pulitzer for explanatory journalism that was for a series of 10 articles on the business practices of Apple and other technology companies. He also received a 2012 "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for the stories he wrote for New York Times on fake online reviews.
Streitfeld is such kind of person who loves keeping his personal information at the low public profile. He focuses more on his personal life and is earning a better amount of salary with his hard work. His net worth is estimated at millions of dollars. There is not any information about his married life, wife, and children but his Twitter shows that he is a married man with a son. He might be at his age of early fifties. He bears American nationality and there is not any information about his ethnicity.