Tom McGinty is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. McGinty specializes in computer-assisted reporting using spreadsheets and database managers to analyze and mine statistical data and public records databases. He works on a variety of topics and often collaborates with other reporters.
Prior to joining the Journal in January 2008, Mr. McGinty was a staff writer for Newsday from 2001 to 2007. He was also the training director at Investigative Reporters and Editors, an organization based at the University of Missouri. From 1993 to 1998 he was reporter at the Times of Trenton.
Born in New Hartford, N.Y, Mr. McGinty earned a bachelor's degree in public relations and journalism from Utica College of Syracuse University. He lives on Long Island.