Ianthe Jeanne Dugan is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York. She has written extensively about the erosion of jobs in the U.S. and the government's efforts to boost employment and economic development. Subjects have ranged from the fall of Arthur Andersen to the economic ascendance of Native American tribes. She has also written about hedge funds, markets, municipal finance and commodities.
Ms. Dugan covered the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 for the Wall Street Journal, filing in-depth stories about the medical system. One article led to the reunion of a mother and her injured son. Another exposed the struggle to rebuild an AIDS clinic. She also documented the crushing rush to the countryside by wounded and homeless people and the efforts of a famous hospital to help.
Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal in July 2000, Ms. Dugan was the Wall Street reporter for the Washington Post. At the Washington Post, Ms. Dugan won the Gerald Loeb Award for deadline/beat reporting for breaking the first stories on the emergence of day trading.
Ms. Dugan also worked as a feature writer for Business Week magazine.
She began her career as business editor for a venerable chain of Long Island newspapers and then worked as a staff writer at Newsday, where she won awards for a computer-assisted reporting series on racial discrimination in the mortgage market and investigative stories on how a local car dealer robbed money from General Motors Acceptance Corp. to use for real estate development.
In 2004, Ms. Dugan and colleagues Susanne Craig, Theo Francis and Kate Kelly received a Loeb award for Deadline Writing for "The Day Grasso Quit as NYSE Chief." Ms. Dugan, Ms. Kelly and Ms. Craig also were finalists for the American Society of Newspaper Editors Jesse Laventhol Prize for deadline news reporting by a team.
Ms. Dugan resides in her native Manhattan.