Joseph B. White

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Joseph B. White
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationB.A. in English
Alma materHarvard University
Home townNew York City, New York
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting
Years active1975–

Joseph B. White is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for his work for The Wall Street Journal.

Early life[edit]

White was born in New York City. He attended Harvard University and graduated with a B.A. in English.[1]


White started his career at the Vineyard Gazette in Edgartown, Massachusetts.[1]

In 1982, White moved to the St. Petersburg Times.[1]

White joined the Hartford bureau of the Connecticut Law Tribune in 1986.[1]

In 1987, White joined the Detroit bureau of the The Wall Street Journal, and became the bureau chief in 1990.[1][2] White and Detroit bureau chief Paul Ingrassia earned the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting "for often exclusive coverage of General Motors' management turmoil."[1] [3] Their reporting also earned a 1993 Gerald Loeb Award for "Deadline and/or Beat Writing",[4][5][2] and they turned it into a book, "Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry," in 1994.[1]

White moved to Brussels in 1994 to become the news editor and chief of correspondents for The Wall Street Journal Europe.[1] He returned the Detroit bureau in 1996 as a news editor covering Columbia-HCA Healthcare and auto industry management issues, and again became the bureau chief in 1998.[1] He worked in the Washington, D.C. bureau from 2008 to 2011 covering business regulation and energy policy, and then returned to Detroit to become the Global Auto Editor.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Joseph B. White". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Wall Street Journal reporters are named Loeb award winners". The Wall Street Journal. May 19, 1993. p. B5.
  3. ^ "The 1993 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Beat Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "Media & Entertainment". Los Angeles Times. May 19, 1993. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Historical winners list". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved February 1, 2019.