Gretchen C. Morgenson writes an eponymous column in the Sunday Business section of The New York Times.
Ms. Morgenson won a Pulitzer Prize in 2002, for her trenchant and incisive Wall Street coverage, a distinguished example of beat reporting. She also won the Gerald Loeb Award for commentary in 2002. In 1999 Ms. Morgenson was a member of the team that won the Gerald Loeb Award for deadline/beat reporting for the newspaper’s articles on the near collapse of Long Term Capital Management, the massive hedge fund whose troubles roiled the world’s financial markets.
Ms. Morgenson joined The Times as assistant business and financial editor in May 1998. Previously, she was assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine since rejoining the magazine in March 1996. Before that, she was the press secretary for the Forbes for President campaign from September 1995 to March 1996.
From August 1993 to August 1995 Ms. Morgenson was the executive editor at Worth magazine. As the No. 2 editor, she oversaw all financial coverage. She also wrote an investigative “Full Disclosure” column monthly.
From November 1986 to August 1993, she was an investigative business writer and editor at Forbes magazine. She broke the story of anti-investor practices on the Nasdaq stock market that was followed by Justice Department and SEC investigations. Earlier, she oversaw several Forbes investing sections and their Washington bureau.
From January 1984 to November 1986 she was a staff writer at Money magazine.
Ms. Morgenson was a stockbroker for Dean Witter Reynolds in New York from September 1981 to January 1984.
She began her career at Vogue magazine as an assistant editor in August 1976. By the time she left the magazine in July 1981, she was a writer and financial columnist.
Born in State College, Penn., on January 2, 1956, Ms. Morgenson received a B.A. degree from Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1976.
She co-authored “The New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing,” published in 2002 by Times Books and contributed to “The New Rules of Personal Investing,” published in 2001 by Times Books.
She is the author of “Forbes Great Minds Of Business,” published by John Wiley & Co., in 1997 and co-author of “The Woman’s Guide to the Stock Market,” published by Harmony Books in 1981.
She is married, has a son and lives in New York City.