Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and a non-fiction author.
Gregory Zuckerman grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Brandeis University, Magna Cum Laude in 1988. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife and 2 sons and works at the New York City bureau of The Wall Street Journal.
Zuckerman started his journalism career as managing editor of Mergers & Acquisitions Report, a newsletter published by Investment Dealers' Digest. He left that position to write for the New York Post covering media companies. In 1996, Zuckerman joined The Wall Street Journal as a financial reporter.
Early in his career at The Wall Street Journal, Zuckerman covered credit markets and wrote the widely read "Heard on the Street" column. Now, as a special reporter in the Money & Investing section, he covers financial trades, hedge funds, private equity firms, the energy revolution, and other investing and business topics.
Zuckerman is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism. In 2015, Greg won the Gerald Loeb Award for Breaking News for a series of stories revealing discord between Bill Gross, founder of bond powerhouse Pimco, and others at the firm, including Mohamed El-Erian. The stories led to Mr. Gross's surprise departure from Pimco.
In 2007, Greg was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline Writing coverage of the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. In 2003 he won the Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline Writing for coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom. Greg was part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism award in 2008. He was a finalist for the 2011 Loeb award for investigative news coverage of the insider trading scandal and a finalist for the 2008 Loeb award for coverage of the mortgage meltdown.
In 2008, Zuckerman was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, for coverage of the mortgage meltdown.
He was part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism Award for investigative news coverage of the insider trading scandal in 2011.
Greg appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television and various television networks. He makes regular appearances on National Public Radio, BBC, ABC Radio, Bloomberg Radio and radio stations around the globe. He also gives speeches to business groups on a variety of topics. Over the past year, he has spoken to groups in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Calgary, Montreal and Niagara Falls.
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