Investigative journalist Gretchen Morgenson is leaving The New York Times after 19 years to join The Wall Street Journal as a senior special writer for the WSJ Investigative team. She will begin at the nation’s largest business newspaper next month and will report to Mike Siconolfi, Senior Editor, Investigations at The Wall Street Journal.
Gretchen won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for beat reporting for her coverage of Wall Street for The New York Times. She first joined The Times as assistant business and financial editor in May 1998.
Born in State College, PA, Gretchen received a B.A. degree in English and history from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. She co-authored Reckless Endangerment, a New York Times bestseller about the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. She and her husband Paul Devlin have a grown son, Conor, whom they raised in New York City.
She worked for three years as a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds in the 1980s in New York. She has also written for Forbes, Money and Vogue magazines.