Charles Duhigg is a reporter for The New York Times, based in New York. He is the author of the "Golden Opportunities" series, which began in December 2006 and examines how businesses and investors are seeking to profit from the soaring number of older Americans, in ways helpful and harmful. For that series, Mr. Duhigg received the George Polk Award, the Sidney Hillman Award, a Deadline Award, a Heywood Broun Award and additional recognition from the Gerald Loeb Awards, the Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.
Before joining the New York Times, Mr. Duhigg was a reporter with The Los Angeles Times. Before becoming a journalist, he founded a company that built medical education programs. A native of New Mexico, he studied history at Yale and received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife.