Aaron Lucchetti is a staff reporter in The Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing section.
He covers banking and finance, focusing on firms including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lucchetti wrote about the consolidation of global stock and derivatives exchanges, the bond and commodities markets, mutual funds and initial public offerings.
Mr. Lucchetti and a group of Journal colleagues were named as 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalists for coverage of Lehman Brothers' fall. That same coverage won the Institute for Political Journalism's Economic Reporting Award. His reporting in 2008 also helped the paper earn a National Headliner Award for spot news, a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for enterprise reporting and a New York Newspaper Publishers Association award for distinguished business reporting.
In 2004, Mr. Lucchetti worked on stories about the lack of pricing transparency in the bond market, which helped lead to industry reforms. He's also written on the departure of Citigroup CEO Charles Prince, the stock-market debut of Google Inc. and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Lucchetti received a bachelor's degree in political science at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He serves on the university's media advisory board.
Mr. Lucchetti joined the Journal in 1996 after working as an intern at the paper's Detroit bureau and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He lives with his wife, Jennifer Simmons, in New York City.