Laurie Hays

Laurie Hays is an American journalist at Bloomberg News, where she currently serves as senior executive editor for beat reporting.[1] Prior to joining Bloomberg, Hays worked at The Wall Street Journal for 23 years[2] as a reporter, Moscow correspondent, and editor, and she worked on a team that won a 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting on corporate corruption scandals.[3]

Early life

Hays was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut.[4] She attended Phillips Exeter Academy in high school and wrote for The Exonian, becoming the first female editor at the weekly student newspaper.[4] Hays graduated from Harvard in 1979 with an honors degree in American History,[4][5] and she wrote for The Harvard Crimson during college.[6]

After college, Hays took a job with the New Orleans States-Item, which merged a year later with the New Orleans Times-Picayune.[4] Her work covered the Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, where she covered murder and politics, including stories on political boss Leander Perez.[4] In 1983, Hays was hired as a reporter for The News Journal in Wilmington.


  1. ^ "The 60-second interview: Laurie Hays, senior executive editor, Bloomberg News". Capital New York. June 16, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Calderone, Michael (June 19, 2008). "WSJ deputy managing editor Hays leaves". Politico. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "The 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Explanatory Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Bloomberg's Women Behind The News: Laurie Hays". International Women's Media Foundation. February 15, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "2008 Barlett & Steele Judges". Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Laurie Hays: Latest Content". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved November 14, 2014.

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