Photo: Robin Holland

Gretchen Morgenson


Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor at the New York Times where she writes a weekly column called Fair Game. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street.  Her 2011 book, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Created the Worst Financial Crisis of Our Time, was co-authored with Joshua Rosner. In the book, Morgenson and Rosner argue that close connections between government officials and the financial industry led to the financial crisis. Morgenson is also the author of Forbes Great Minds of Business and co-author of The Woman’s Guide to the Stock Market.

Previously, Morgenson worked at Forbes magazine, where she started as an investigative business writer and editor in 1986. In 1993, she left Forbes to become the executive editor at Worth magazine, where she oversaw all financial coverage and wrote a monthly column. She served as press secretary for the ‘Forbes for President’ campaign from 1995-1996 and then returned to Forbes magazine as assistant managing editor before joining the New York Times in 1998.

Morgenson started her career as an editorial assistant at Vogue magazine in 1976, where she became a writer and financial columnist. She left Vogue to become a stockbroker for Dean Witter Reynolds and then a staff writer for Moneymagazine from 1984-1986.