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Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and a non-fiction author.
Gregory Zuckerman grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Brandeis University, Magna Cum Laude in 1988. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife and 2 sons and works at the New York City bureau of The Wall Street Journal.
Zuckerman started his journalism career as managing editor of Mergers & Acquisitions Report, a newsletter published by Investment Dealers’ Digest. He left that position to write for the New York Post covering media companies. In 1996, Zuckerman joined The Wall Street Journal as a financial reporter.
Early in his career at The Wall Street Journal, Zuckerman covered credit markets and wrote the widely read “Heard on the Street” column. Now, as a special reporter in the Money & Investing section, he covers financial trades, hedge funds, private equity firms, the energy revolution, and other investing and business topics.
Zuckerman's first book, The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History (2010), became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller, and has since been translated into 9 languages.
Zuckerman has twice been part of a team which won the Gerald Loeb Award for breaking news coverage: first for coverage of the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors in 2007, and then for coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom in 2003.
In 2008, Zuckerman was a finalist for the 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 in 2010.
He was part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism Award for investigative news coverage of the insider trading scandal in 2011.