Gregory Zuckerman

Special Writer, Wall Street Journal

Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, a 22-year veteran of the paper and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award — the highest honor in business journalism.

Greg is the author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, a national bestseller published October 2014 by Portfolio/Penguin Press that describes how several unlikely individuals created an American energy renaissance that brought OPEC to its knees. The Frackers was named among 2014’s best books by The Financial Times and Forbes Magazine. Greg also wrote The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller published December 2010.

Greg is completing The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Simons Launched a Quant Revolution, to be published in November 2019.

Greg and his two sons wrote Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in their Youth to Become Stars and Rising Above-Inspiring Women in Sports, books aimed at inspiring young readers with stories of how stars in various sports overcame imposing setbacks in their youth. The books were chosen by Scholastic Teacher magazine as top picks in 2016 and 2017.

At the Journal, Greg writes about big financial firms, personalities and trades, as well as hedge funds, the energy revolution and other investing and business topics. Previously, he was the lead writer of the widely read “Heard on the Street” column and covered the credit markets and private-equity beats.

In 2015, Greg won the Loeb Award for a series of stories revealing discord between Bill Gross, founder of bond powerhouse Pimco, and others at the firm, including Mohamed El-Erian. The stories led to Mr. Gross’s surprise departure from Pimco. In 2012, Greg broke news about huge, disastrous trades by the J.P. Morgan trader nicknamed the “London Whale.”

In 2007, Greg was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb award for breaking news coverage of the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors and in 2003 he won the Loeb for breaking news coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom. Greg was part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism award in 2008.

Greg appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television and various television networks. He makes regular appearances on National Public Radio, BBC, ABC Radio, Bloomberg Radio and radio stations around the globe.

Greg gives speeches to business groups on a variety of topics. Over the past year, he has spoken to groups in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Calgary, Montreal and Niagara Falls.

Greg joined the Journal in 1996 after writing about media companies for the New York Post. Previously, he was the managing editor of Mergers & Acquisitions Report, a newsletter published by Investment Dealers’ Digest. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1988, Magna Cum Laude.

Greg lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, root for the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Linsanity in the winter.

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Knowledge@Wharton: March 11, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: March 11, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Gregory Zuckerman (Special Writer, Wall Street Journal), Andrew Karolyi (Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs, SC Johnson College of Business), Itay Goldstein (Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics, the Wharton School), Regina Abrami (Director of the Global Program and Head of International Studies, Lauder Institute at University of Pennsylvania), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland), and Sinan Aral (David Austin Professor of Management, MIT Sloan) on the Monday, March 11, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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