Paul Ingrassia

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Paul Ingrassia (born c. 1950) is Managing Editor for Reuters, a division of Thomson Reuters, headquartered in New York City. Ingrassia drew significant media attention in 2013 when David Fogarty, climate change reporter at Reuters for nearly 20 years, resigned and later told the press of Ingrassia's suspected climate change denial. Ingrassia had allegedly told Fogarty in 2012 that he was a 'climate change skeptic' who wanted to see more evidence mankind was changing the global climate. Following what Fogarty claims to be a time of heavy climate change censorship he described as a 'Climate of Fear' in Reuters, Ingrassia officially denounced climate change coverage in early 2013 and abolished Fogarty's role, triggering his resignation.[1][2][3]


Prior to his appointment as Managing Editor of Reuters in December 2012, Ingrassia was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Thomson Reuters, where he directed content creation across regions and specialty beats, in text and multimedia. He was appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief in April 2011.[4]

In December 2007, Ingrassia completed a 31-year career at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company, Dow Jones, where he served as a reporter, editor and executive.[5] He began his news career at the former Lindsay-Schaub Newspaper group in Decatur, Illinois in 1973 and in 1977 he moved to The Wall Street Journal in Chicago.[6] Over the years 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. From 1998 to 2006 Ingrassia served as president of Dow Jones Newswires, responsible for $225 million of annual revenue and nearly 800 journalists worldwide. In 2006-2007 he served as the company's vice president for news strategy.[7]

Ingrassia was awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting along with Joseph B. White of The Wall Street Journal, for their often exclusive coverage of the management turmoil at General Motors. They also received the Gerald Loeb Award that year in the deadline/beat writing category for the same coverage. The following year, Ingrassia and White wrote Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry.[8] Ingrassia is also the author of Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars[9] and Crash Course: the American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster.[10]

Ingrassia is a regular commentator on CNBC, and has written regularly for the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal. In recent years, his work has also appeared in the Nihon Keizei Shimbun of Japan, Newsweek, Institutional Investor, and other publications. His broadcast appearances include Meet the Press, The PBS Newshour, The Daily Show, Squawk Box, Morning Joe, the Tavis Smiley Show, various National Public Radio shows and other programs.

Early Life[edit]

Ingrassia, who was born in Laurel, MS, has journalism degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (bachelor's, 1972) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison (master's).


  • Columbia University School of Journalism, Faculty biographies [1] Retrieved: 2010-06-30.
  • Amazon author biography [2] Retrieved: 2010-06-30.