2003 Minard Editor Award Honoree
The New York Times
Glenn Kramon, business editor at The New York Times for six years, manages the paper's daily and Sunday business coverage, overseeing a staff of about 100 reporters and editors. Reporters Mr. Kramon has supervised and edited have won four previous Gerald Loeb Awards, five George Polk Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes, and have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize eight times.
Mr. Kramon thrills to competition with the Wall Street Journal and with the many business publications, sections, news services and broadcast channels that have improved so much in the past decade. He says that many of his reporters are the best anywhere on their beats and that his team of editors is among the finest in journalism.
Mr. Kramon thinks one of the most important roles of the business journalist is to reveal and explain abuses in the business world – like cheating on taxes or accounting, corruption on Wall Street, excessive executive compensation, and practices that degrade the environment and threaten the public health. In determining which such stories to chase, he asks himself: will the facts we're revealing outrage the vast majority of our readers as much as those facts outrage us?
Mr. Kramon joined The Times 16 years ago as a copy editor and health care reporter. Before that, he worked at The San Francisco Examiner for 10 years and The Kansas City Star for two years. Mr. Kramon received a B.A. degree, graduating with honors, from Stanford University in 1975.
He is married to Alison Gwinn, an editor at Time Inc.'s In-Style magazine; their daughter, Caitlin, is 10. His favorite pastimes are a journal he has kept daily for 39 years, traveling abroad, running, hiking and skiing.