Dec. 15, 2021

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Zuckerman: Home Runs, Strike Outs and  The myth of executives retiring to “spend more time with family”

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Zuckerman: Home Runs, Strike Outs and  The myth of executives retiring to “spend more time with family”

On this episode of Press Profiles, we sit down with Greg Zuckerman, Special Writer and 25-year veteran at The Wall Street Journal. One of the premier Journalists in financial news, Greg has authored cutting edge stories across asset management, hedge...


On this episode of Press Profiles, we sit down with Greg Zuckerman, Special Writer and 25-year veteran at The Wall Street Journal. One of the premier Journalists in financial news, Greg has authored cutting edge stories across asset management, hedge funds, investment banking and almost every other topic in the industry. The author of a half a dozen books, Greg thrives on landing difficult stories and getting reluctant sources to open up. From the London Whale to Fracking to the myth of executives retiring to “spend more time with family,” Greg takes us behind the scenes of his impressive career.


Greg’s latest book “A Shot To Save the World” the inside story of the race for a COVID-19 Vaccine is available on Amazon. The book has received rave reviews and has been long-listed for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and was named a book of the year by The Economist and The Financial Times.

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Greg Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal. He's an investigative reporter who writes about business and investing topics. In the past, Greg wrote the "Heard on the Street" column and covered hedge funds, private equity and the credit markets for the paper.

Greg is the author of "The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution," "The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters," and “The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History.” Greg and his two sons wrote "Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in their Youth to Become Stars,” and "Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports," books for young readers and adults that describe the moving and remarkable stories of how various sports stars overcame imposing setbacks in their youth.

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.

Greg 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, the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Jeremy Lin in the winter.