Charles Forelle is a reporter in The Wall Street Journal’s Boston bureau, and reports to Gary Putka. He joined the Journal as an intern in June 2002. In February 2004, Mr. Forelle, along with Journal colleagues June Kronholz, Robert Tomsho, Daniel Golden, Robert S. Greenberger, Sholnn Freeman and Matt Murray, was awarded first place in the “Breaking or Hard News” category for the Education Writers Association’s 2003 National Awards for Education Reporting. The team won for a series of four stories that covered the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that redefined whether and how universities could practice affirmative action in their admission policies.
Most recently, he was part of the Wall Street Journal team that received the 2007 Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service for the comprehensive probe into back dated stock options. Mr. Forelle is also the recipient of seven other honors for this series including; Philip Meyer Award for Precision Journalism, George Polk Award for business reporting, National Headliner Award for business news coverage, Gilbert and Ursula Farfel Prize for Investigative Journalism, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, SABEW (Society of American Business Editors and Writers), Business Journalist of the Year.
While Mr. Forelle attended Yale University, he interned at both The New York Observer and The Miami Herald.
Born in New York, Mr. Forelle received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Yale, where he was managing editor of the Yale Daily News from 2000 to 2001. He currently resides in Boston.