Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times Financial Editor and Columnist, to Speak December 12
Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor and columnist at The New York Times, will present a public talk titled, "Three Years After the Meltdown--Where Do We Stand?" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Morgenson's talk is part of the School's Economic Recovery series.
Morgenson has covered the world financial markets for the Times since May 1998 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street. She is a financial journalist with Wall Street experience, having served as a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds in New York City in the early 1980s.
Morgenson began her career in 1976 when she joined Vogue magazine as an editorial assistant and began writing the personal finance column for the magazine several years later.
In 1981 she became a stockbroker, a job she held for three years. Morgenson joined Money magazine as a staff writer in 1984 and moved to Forbes in 1986. She remained there until 1993 when she became executive editor of Worth magazine. She returned to Forbes in August 1995 and the following month became national press secretary to Steve Forbes when he ran for president of the United States. Morgenson returned to writing and editing at Forbes in March 1996 and was named assistant managing editor at the magazine in September 1997. She joined the Times eight months later.
Morgenson is co-author, with Joshua Rosner, of “Reckless Endangerment,” a book about the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. She is also author of Forbes “Great Minds of Business,” a book of five interviews with business leaders published in 1997 and is co-author with Campbell R. Harvey of The New York Times “Dictionary of Money and Investing.”
In 2009, Morgenson won a Gerald Loeb Award in the “Beat Writing” category for her coverage of Wall Street. This followed her Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in financial commentary in 2002 and the American University School of Communication’s Annual Journalism Award for excellence in personal finance reporting in 2000.
The event is co-sponsored with the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. It will be videotaped and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.
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