Gregory Zuckerman

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Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and a non-fiction author.

Education and family[edit]

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.

Early career[edit]

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.

At The Wall Street Journal[edit]

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's second book, The Frackers (2013), examines various individuals and independent companies who pioneered the fracking process within the United States.[1]


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.

Zuckerman broke the story about the trades by J.P. Morgan’s London Whale in 2012.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Begos, Kevin (Nov 20, 2013). "Book review: 'The Frackers' by Gregory Zuckerman". 
  2. ^ "About The Author". Gregory Zuckerman. Retrieved November 2013. 
  3. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (Nov 6, 2013). "Meet The Frackers: Two Books By Journal Writers Explore The Hydraulic Fracturing Boom". New York Observer. 
  4. ^ "Gregory Zuckerman". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved November 2013.