Gretchen Morgenson, columnist and Assistant Business and Financial Editor at the New York Times, will speak at Perrot on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, at 7:30 PM. Ms. Morgensen has covered world financial markets for the Times since May 1998, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street.
Ms. Morgenson began her career in 1976 upon graduation from Saint Olaf College in Minnesota. 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. She joined Money magazine as a staff writer in 1984 and moved to Forbes magazine in 1986. In 1995, she became national press secretary to Steve Forbes when he ran for President of the United States. When Mr. Forbes withdrew from the race in 1996, Ms. Morgenson returned to writing and editing at Forbes. She was named assistant managing editor at the magazine in September 1997. She joined the New York Times eight months later.
Ms. Morgenson has been awarded two Gerald Loeb Awards: one in 2002 for excellence in financial commentary, and another in 2009 for her coverage of Wall Street. She has also served on two Pulitzer Prize juries, evaluating investigative reporting entries in 2009 and 2010.
Ms. Morgenson is the author, along with Joshua Rosner, of Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon, a bestseller about the origins of the 2008 financial crisis that was published in 2011 by Times Books.