Jon Eric Hilsenrath is the chief economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and is based in Washington. He is responsible for covering the Federal Reserve. In cooperation with reporters in the economics and other bureaus, he also covers major developments in the U.S. and global economies for all print and on-line editions of The Wall Street Journal and contributes to WSJ.com's Real Time Economics site.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Hilsenrath was Markets Editor, overseeing global coverage of stock, bond and currency markets.
Mr. Hilsenrath has been a member of the global Wall Street Journal team since 1997. During the past decade he's helped to lead coverage of the late 1990s Asian financial crisis, the 2001 U.S. recession, the tech boom, Sept. 11 terror attacks and the recent crisis in global debt markets. Before becoming an editor in 2006, he covered economics from New York and Hong Kong for six years. He also wrote the "Heard on the Street" column on stocks and markets for The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Hilsenrath was a freelance reporter for The New York Times and Time Magazine in New York and Hong Kong and an economics and finance reporter for Knight-Ridder Financial News in Washington D.C.
In 2003, he received the Best of Knight-Bagehot Award for excellence in economics writing, for a package of stories on the global economy. Mr. Hilsenrath contributed first-hand accounts and reporting from near the World Trade Center as part of The Wall Street Journal's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks. His personal account of the attacks was published in the book, The Best Newspaper Writing in 2002. In addition, he was part of a team of reporters that received the Excellence in Business Reporting award from the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2000.
He has been a contributor to several books, including, Emerging Financial Markets, by David Beim and Charles Calomiris, and Trading the Fundamentals, by Michael Niemira. He is also a regular guest on CNBC, the cable news television channel, with a featured segment on Monday mornings called "Five for Five," that highlights stocks that will be in the news in the days ahead.
Born in New York, Mr. Hilsenrath received his bachelor's degree from Duke University. He was a summer fellow at the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. exchange student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Hilsenrath received an M.B.A. and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. At Columbia, he was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in 1995/1996.
Mr. Hilsenrath resides in Port Washington, N.Y., with his wife, Cristina Tiberio, and their three children, Alexander, Hope and Lucas.