Gregory Ip is a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, based in Washington. He covers the Federal Reserve, the economy, financial markets and economic policy.
Prior to assuming his current assignment in January 2001, Mr. Ip had covered the financial markets for the Journal's Money & Investing section in New York since November 1996 when he joined the paper as a reporter in the New York bureau. He was named a senior special writer in October 2000.
Mr. Ip began his journalism career as a reporter for the Vancouver (B.C.) Sun from May to December 1989. He joined the Financial Post in Toronto, Ontario, in January 1990 and was an economics and financial reporter in Canada and later transferred to Washington, D.C., as a correspondent for the paper. In September 1995, he became a business and economics reporter for the Globe and Mail in Toronto.
In 2002, The Wall Street Journal Staff was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for articles from the September 12, 2002 Journal. Mr. Ip and a Journal colleague wrote "Attacks Raise Fears of a Recession," one of the articles included in the prize-winning package. The Journal staff also received the Jesse Laventhol Prize for deadline news reporting from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and won a second place in the National Headliner Awards. In 1998, Mr. Ip as part of a team of Journal reporters received the Overseas Press Club’s Malcolm Forbes Award for business reporting for their coverage of the Asian financial crisis. He was also a member of a team of reporters receiving the 1998 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award. The award in the spot news category was for coverage of the financial market drop of October 27, 1997.
A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.