Gretchen Morgenson

Gretchen Morgenson, Assistant Business Editor and Columnist, The New York Times
November 17, 2011, The Tower Room, Clark Tower, 6 pm

Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at The New York Times. Ms. Morgenson has covered the world financial markets for The Times since joining the paper in May 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street. 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, where she oversaw all financial coverage and wrote a monthly investigative column “Full Disclosure.” Ms. Morgenson was a winner in the 2007 The Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Journalism Contest for her New York Times story, “Crisis Looms in Mortgages.” She won the 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for beat reporting for her coverage of Wall Street. In 2010, Ms. Morgenson won the 2010 Elliott V. Bell Award for her contributions to the field of financial journalism. Her most recent book is Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.

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