Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at The New York Times. She has covered the world financial markets for the Times since May 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street.
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. She oversaw all financial coverage and wrote a monthly investigative column “Full Disclosure.”
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 editorial assistant in August 1976. By the time she left the magazine in July 1981, she was a writer and financial columnist.
Ms. Morgenson was a winner in the 2007 The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business Journalism Contest for her New York Times story, “Crisis Looms in Mortgages.”
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 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.