Susan Pulliam is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering the financial industry.
Ms. Pulliam joined the Journal in November 1990 as a reporter covering insurance and later covered pensions and institutional investing. She began writing "Heard On The Street" columns and Wall Street articles in 1992.
Beginning her journalism career in 1982, Ms. Pulliam was a reporter at the Indianapolis Business Journal. She was a member of the Peace Corps in Thailand from 1983 to 1985. In March 1986, she joined Bank Letter, an Institutional Investor newsletter in New York, and in August 1988, she moved to Corporate Finance magazine.
In 2008, Ms. Pulliam was part of a team that won the Scripps Howard award and a New York Press Club award for a series on the mortgage crisis. She was also part of a team that won a New York Press Club Award for coverage of Rupert Murdoch's Bid to buy Dow Jones. She was a finalist in 2007 for a Gerald Loeb award in the feature writing category for a profile of hedge fund manager, Steven Cohen. In June 2005, Ms. Pulliam and a group of fellow Journal reporters won the Business Award from the New York Press Club for their "Open Secrets" series, exposing questionable activities in a broad range of financial areas. In 2003, Ms. Pulliam won several awards. She was a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series of stories that exposed corporate scandals, elucidated them and brought them to life in compelling narratives. Ms. Pulliam and a team of Journal reporters won a 2003 Gerald Loeb Award in deadline writing for its coverage of the WorldCom accounting scandal. Ms. Pulliam and a Journal colleague won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award in the spot enterprise category for their page-one story "Uncooking the Books." She also won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York in the General Business category for the same article. In 2002, she and a Journal colleague won a George Polk Award in the financial-reporting category for a series of articles exposing how Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) created profits for itself by manipulating the system for promoting initial public offerings. They also were finalists in the deadline/beat writing category of the 2002 George Loeb Awards for their coverage of CSFB. In 1999, Ms. Pulliam and another Journal colleague received a Front Page Award in the specialized reporting category from the Newswomen's Club of New York and were finalists in the Computer Press Association's best print feature article category for their page-one article "Talking It Up."
Born in Columbia, Mo., Ms. Pulliam earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. She lives in South Orange, N.J.