2009 Minard

Minard Editor Award Honoree
Lawrence Ingrassia

Business and Financial Editor
The New York Times

Lawrence Ingrassia was named the business and financial editor of The New York Times in January 2004. Before joining The Times, Ingrassia had a long career at The Wall Street Journal where he held a variety of positions.

Ingrassia has helped direct coverage that has won prestigious journalistic awards. His reporters contributed to a series of stories in The Journal that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for coverage of corporate scandals and to Pulitzer-winning coverage the previous year for breaking news reporting of Sept. 11. He oversaw coverage of the economic crisis that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2009. He has also directed news coverage that has been awarded Polk and Loeb awards, at The New York Times as well as The Journal.

Before joining The Times in January 2004, he had been appointed an assistant managing editor for The Journal in December 2003. Previously, from February 1999 to December 2003, Ingrassia had been the editor of the Money & Investing section of The Journal and appeared regularly as a guest co-host on the CNBC-TV program, "Wake Up Call."

In June 1993, Ingrassia became The Journal's bureau chief in London, where he reported on European issues. There he led a team of Journal reporters' coverage of the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank, which won the Overseas Press Club of America award for Best Business Reporting in 1995. Ingrassia had also previously served in London from June 1983 to January 1986 as the deputy bureau chief. In between, he served as the bureau chief in Boston from January 1986 to June 1993. He had also been a staff correspondent at The Journal at both the Minneapolis bureau, from November 1979 to June 1983, and the Chicago bureau, from August 1978 to November 1979.

Before joining The Journal, Ingrassia worked as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times from August 1974 to August 1978.

Ingrassia graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Illinois in 1974.

Ingrassia was born in Laurel, Miss. He and his wife, who currently live in Brooklyn, have two children.


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