Mark Whitehouse is deputy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal in London. Over the past couple of years, he has also been an economics correspondent and a credit-markets reporter in New York. He spent much of his journalistic career in Russia, where he most recently served as the founding managing editor of Vedomosti, a Russian-language newspaper partly owned by Dow Jones & Co. that has become the country's leading business daily. As a correspondent in the Wall Street Journal's Moscow bureau, he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for coverage of Russia's 1998 financial crisis.
Before joining the Journal in July 1998, Mr. Whitehouse worked as a writer and editor at The Moscow Times, and was a founding co-editor of the Russian-language business weekly Kapital. He took his first job in journalism in 1992 at The News in Mexico City, where he covered human rights and the environment.
In April 2009, Mr. Whitehouse, along with other Journal reporters, was a finalist in the National Affairs category in the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the collapse of the American financial system. In March of the same year, Mr. Whitehouse and a team of reporters won an award from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association in the distinguished business reporting category for the story "Lehman's demise: The shock heard round the world." In November 2008, Mr. Whitehouse and a team of reporters won the Excellence in Urban Journalism Award for two page-one stories: "Day of Reckoning" and "The Middlemen."
Mr. Whitehouse holds an MS in Journalism (2004) and an MBA (2005) from Columbia University, and a BA in English (1989) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in Russian and conversant in Spanish. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif.