Walt Bogdanich became the investigations editor for the Business and Finance Desk of The New York Times in January 2001.
Before joining The Times in 2001, he was an investigative producer for “60 Minutes” on CBS and for ABC News. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington. He also worked for The Cleveland Press and The Plain Dealer.
Born in Chicago on Oct. 10, 1950, Mr. Bogdanich graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 with a degree in political science. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University in 1976.
In 2008, Mr. Bogdanich, along with Jake Hooker, wrote the series “Toxic Pipeline,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting; Mr. Bogdanich was a winner in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest for the series. In 2007, Mr. Bogdanich won The National Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for National Reporting, for his series “Death on the Tracks” which examined the safety record of the U.S. railroad industry. He also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for Specialized Reporting, for his articles in The Wall Street Journal on substandard medical laboratories. Mr. Bogdanich has won four George Polk Awards and an Overseas Press Club Award.