Paul Ingrassia is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of three books, and a winner of the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for financial journalism.
Until recently, Ingrassia was managing editor of Reuters from 2011 until 2016; he joined the Revs Institute in Naples, Florida, as editor, in 2016. Prior to Reuters, he had been deputy editor-in-chief of Thomson Reuters, where he directed content creation across regions and specialty beats, in text and multimedia.1
In December 2007, Paul Ingrassia ended 31 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he served as a reporter, editor, and executive.2 From 1998 to 2006, Ingrassia was president of Dow Jones Newswires and from 2006-2007 the company’s vice president for news strategy. He began his career at the Lindsay-Schaub Newspaper Group in Decatur, Illinois in 1973, and in 1977 he moved to The Wall Street Journal in Chicago.
Ingrassia is also author or co-author of three books about the auto industry. His third and most recent book, published by Simon and Schuster in May 2012, is Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars. His previous book, with Random House was Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster, which chronicled the 2008–2009 bankruptcies and bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler. The book served as the basis Live Another Day, a 2016 documentary film about the U.S. automotive industry’s bailouts of the early 21st century.
As the Wall Street Journal’s Detroit bureau chief from 1985 to 1994, Ingrassia won a 1993 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the boardroom revolt at General Motors. He, along with deputy Joseph B. White, also received the Gerald Loeb Award that year in the Deadline and/or Beat Writing category for the same coverage and the following year, Ingrassia and White wrote Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry.
Ingrassia’s appearances include Meet the Press, CNBC, National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Newshour, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is a member of the Dow Jones Special Committee, which was established in 1997 to monitor the editorial integrity of The Wall Street Journal after the newspaper and its parent company were sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and he has taught as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and lectured at the business schools at Columbia and the University of Michigan.