GREGORY ZUCKERMAN is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal and the author of “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 in December 2010 by Crown Business, a division of Random House. The book has been translated in nine languages.
His upcoming book about the nation’s move toward energy independence–“The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters”–will be published in November 2013 by Penguin Press.
At the Journal, Greg writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms, the energy revolution and other investing and business topics. In the past, Greg wrote the widely read “Heard on the Street” column and covered the credit markets for the Journal.
In 2012, Greg broke the story about the huge, disastrous trades by J.P. Morgan’s “London Whale.” He was part of a team that won the 2007 Gerald Loeb award — the highest honor in business journalism — for breaking news coverage of the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors, and he was part of a team that won the 2003 Gerald Loeb award for breaking news coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom. Greg also was part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism award. He was a finalist for the 2011 Gerald Loeb award, for investigative news coverage of the insider trading scandal and was a finalist for the 2008 Gerald Loeb award, for coverage of the mortgage meltdown. His book was awarded book-of-the-year honors by the National Association of Real Estate Editors
Greg appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance and other television networks, and 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 around the globe on a variety of topics. Over the past year, he has spoken to groups in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Phoenix, London, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv.
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. He lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Linsanity in the winter.
Photo of Gregory Zuckerman by Josh Kuchinsky