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Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at the New York Times. She has covered the world financial markets for The Times since May 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street. She was also a member of the team that won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for deadline/beat reporting for the newspaper’s 1998 articles on the near collapse of Long Term Capital Management, the massive hedge fund whose troubles roiled the world’s financial markets. In 2000, she won the ICI Education Foundation and American University School of Communication Journalism Award for excellence in personal finance reporting.

Ms. Morgenson joined The Times as assistant business and financial editor in May 1998. Previously, she was assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine since rejoining the magazine in March 1996. Before that, she was the press secretary for the Forbes for President campaign from September 1995 to March 1996.

From August 1993 to August 1995, Ms. Morgenson was the executive editor at Worth magazine. As the number two editor, she oversaw all financial coverage and also wrote an investigative “Full Disclosure” column monthly. From November 1986 to August 1993, she was an investigative business writer and editor at Forbes magazine. She broke the story of anti-investor practices on the Nasdaq stock market that was followed by Justice Department and SEC investigations. Earlier, she oversaw several Forbes investing sections and their Washington bureau. From January 1984 to November 1986, she was a staff writer at Money magazine.

Ms. Morgenson was a stockbroker for Dean Witter Reynolds in New York from September 1981 to January 1984. She began her career at Vogue magazine as an editorial assistant in August 1976, and by the time she left the magazine in July 1981, she was a writer and financial columnist.

Ms. Morgenson is the co-author of Reckless Endangerment (2011) and The Woman’s Guide to the Stock Market, and author of Forbes Great Minds of Business. She received a B.A. degree in English and history from Saint Olaf College.


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Gretchen Morgenson on Regulation & Dodd-Frank

Gretchen Morgenson in conversation with James Flanigan

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Gretchen Morgenson on Regulation & Dodd-Frank

Gretchen Morgenson in conversation with James Flanigan