GREGORY ZUCKERMAN is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal and author of “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters,” a national bestseller published November 2013 by Portfolio/Penguin Press describing how a few unlikely individuals created an American energy resurgence. He 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 by Crown Business/Random House. The book has been translated in nine languages.
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 was the lead writer of the widely read “Heard on the Street” column and has covered the credit markets for the Journal.
In 2014, Greg wrote a story revealing the discord between Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian that led to El-Erian’s departure from bond powerhouse Pimco. 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.
Greg also 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.
He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance and various 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 on a variety of topics. Over
the past year, he has spoken to groups in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, San Diego, 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, root for the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Linsanity in the winter.
Photo of Gregory Zuckerman by Josh Kuchinsky