Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award
Paul E. Steiger 2001
The Wall Street JournalPaul Steiger is managing editor and a vice president of The Wall Street Journal. He is also one of Dow Jones' representatives on the board of SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business, and SmartMoney.com. Mr. Steiger joined the Journal in 1966 as a reporter in the San Francisco bureau. In 1968, he moved to the Los Angeles Times as a staff writer and in 1971 transferred to that paper's Washington, D.C., bureau as an economic correspondent. He returned to Los Angeles in 1978 to serve as the Times' business editor.
In 1983, Mr. Steiger rejoined the Journal as an assistant managing editor in New York and became deputy managing editor in April 1985. He was appointed managing editor in June 1991 and became a vice president of the Journal in May 1992. Under his leadership, The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors have won nine Pulitzer Prizes in nine years, including the Prizes for international reporting two of the last three years and national reporting four out of the last seven years.
Mr. Steiger personally won three Gerald Loeb awards and two John Hancock awards for his economics and business coverage. In March 1999, he was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board. He is co-author of the book, "The '70s Crash and How to Survive It," published in 1970.
Born in New York City, Mr. Steiger graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in economics.