2003 Lifetime

2003 Lifetime Acheivement Award Honoree
Floyd Norris
Chief Financial Correspondent
The New York Times

Floyd Norris is the chief financial correspondent of The New York Times and writes a weekly column for the financial section, which ranges widely over such issues as accounting, economics and corporate finance. He also writes other news articles and news analyses.

Norris joined The Times in 1988 as a financial columnist, writing the Market Place column. For 16 months in 1998 and 1999 he was a member of the Editorial Board of The Times, responsible for writing editorials on business and economic subjects. He returned to the newsroom and assumed his current position in September 1999.

Before joining The Times, Mr. Norris had been with Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly since December 1982, where he wrote "The Trader'' column on the stock market.

In 2001, he won a Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. In 1998, he was cited by the Financial Writers Association of New York for outstanding lifetime achievement.

He and his wife, Christine Bockelmann, compiled and edited "The New York Times Century of Business," which was published by McGraw-Hill in late 1999. He currently is a director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and a member of the board of advisers of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program at Columbia University.

Mr. Norris began his career in journalism as a reporter for the College Press Service, a news service for college newspapers, in September 1969. From September 1970 to January 1972, he was a reporter and editor for The Manchester (N.H.) American, a newspaper he helped to found. From January 1972 to August 1974, he was a reporter for The Concord (N.H.) Monitor, covering the state legislature and politics. From August 1974 to December 1977, he worked for UPI. In 1977 and 1978 he was press secretary to, then, Sen. John Durkin, Democrat of New Hampshire. From 1978 to 1981 he was a business writer and editor for the Associated Press.

Born in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 1947, Mr. Norris attended the University of California in Irvine. He was a Walter Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University for two terms and received an MBA in 1982.

Mr. Norris lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 10-year old son, John.