Gregory Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and a non-fiction author.

Education and family

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.

Early career

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.

At The Wall Street Journal

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.


  • The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History (2009), Zuckerman's first book, became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller, and has since been translated into 9 languages.
  • The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters (2013), his second book, examines various individuals and independent companies who pioneered the fracking process within the United States.[1][2]
  • Greg and his two sons co-wrote Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in their Youth to Become Stars (2016), a book for young readers and adults that describes the remarkable stories of how various athletes overcame imposing setbacks in their youth. The book was chosen by Scholastic Teacher magazine as a top pick for 2016 and a top 2017 recommendation of the Texas Library Association.
  • Greg and his sons wrote a second book for young readers, Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports (2018).


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[3] 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.[4] In 2003 he won the Gerald Loeb Award for Deadline Writing for coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom.[5] 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.

Zuckerman broke the story about the trades by J.P. Morgan's London Whale in 2012.[6][7][8]

He shared the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for Breaking News for "Abdication of the 'Bond King'" with Kirsten Grind.[9]

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.[10]


  1. ^ Zuckerman, Gregory (2013-11-03). "The Outsiders Who Saw Our Economic Future". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ Sernovitz, Gary (Nov 1, 2013). "Book review: 'The Frackers' by Gregory Zuckerman". New Republic.
  3. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "2007 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management". Business Wire. June 25, 2007. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "2003 Loeb Awards". UCLA Anderson School of Management. July 1, 2003. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "About The Author". Gregory Zuckerman. Retrieved November 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (November 6, 2013). "Meet The Frackers: Two Books By Journal Writers Explore The Hydraulic Fracturing Boom". New York Observer.
  8. ^ "Gregory Zuckerman". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013 – via Internet Archive.
  9. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  10. ^ "Gregory Zuckerman |". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
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