Glenn Simpson is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering money laundering and other financial crime, including terrorist financing, tax evasion and corporate misconduct. For nine years, he was based in the Journal’s Washington, D.C., bureau. In January 2005, he moved to the Journal’s European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
His past coverage for the Journal includes the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, technology and privacy, the Justice Department, Congress, banking agencies and the White House, the Federal Trade Commission, and major scandals including Whitewater, foreign campaign contributions and Monica Lewinsky. His October 1996 articles disclosing illegal contributions from Indonesia and China to the Bill Clinton presidential campaign (with Jill Abramson) sparked a year-long congressional investigation and various federal prosecutions and were included in a nomination package by the Journal for a Pulitzer Prize.
In March 2005, Mr. Simpson won the Enterprise Award from the Society of American Business Writers and Editors (SABEW) for his article “Embassy Row.”
Mr. Simpson began his journalism career in 1986 as an editorial assistant at Insight. He became a reporter for the Washington-based magazine in 1988 and a writer in 1989. He moved to Roll Call magazine as a staff writer in 1989 and became a senior staff writer in 1993. He joined the Journal in August 1995 and assumed his current responsibilities in January 2000.
He is also the co-author (with Larry J. Sabato) of the book, Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics (Times Books/Random House, 1996).
Born in Paoli, Penn., Mr. Simpson received a bachelor's degree in journalism from George Washington University. He and his wife, Wall Street Journal reporter Mary Jacoby, have two children.