Jeffrey McCracken is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering bankruptcy and distressed companies, a position he has held since January 2008. Previously, he was a Journal reporter based in Detroit covering Ford, auto suppliers and the United Auto Workers since 2005.
Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. McCracken covered the automotive industry and politics for the Detroit Free Press since 2000. He covered Ford, GM, Chrysler, auto suppliers and the UAW. Mr. McCracken also held positions with Crain's Detroit Business and The Macomb Daily in Mt. Clemens, MI.
In March 2009, Mr. McCracken and a team of reporters won an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in the Enterprise category for their December 29, 2008 page-one article "The Weekend That Wall Street Died."
Mr. McCracken received a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Wayne State University in Detroit and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He currently resides with his wife and 2 children in Edgewater, New Jersey.