Paul Gigot

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Paul Gigot
Paul Gigot in 2015.jpg
Gigot in 2015
Born (1955-05-24) May 24, 1955 (age 62)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Occupation Political analyst, journalist

Paul Anthony Gigot (jee-GOH; born May 24, 1955) is an American conservative political commentator and editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the moderator of the public affairs television series Journal Editorial Report, a program reflecting the Journal's editorial views which airs on Fox News Channel.

Early life[edit]

Paul Gigot was born in San Antonio, Texas, and he and his family moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin not long afterwards. He is Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools for 12 years.[1][2] He graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1973.[3]

He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977,[1] where he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth.


Prior to becoming an editor at The Wall Street Journal, Gigot spent 14 years writing the column "Potomac Watch". His career at the Journal began in 1980, when he became a reporter covering Chicago, Illinois. Two years later he became the paper's Asia correspondent in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong in 1984, Gigot was placed in charge of The Wall Street Journal Asia.

From 1986 to 1987, Gigot served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan.

During the 1990s, he was a regular guest on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, appearing in the program's weekly political analysis segment, opposite Mark Shields, the regular liberal pundit.

In 2000, Gigot won a Pulitzer Prize for his weekly Potomac Watch column in The Wall Street Journal, and became Journal's editorial-page editor in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b c MCDOUGALL, CONNIE (Spring 2003). "Breakfast With Paul Gigot". Seattle Pacific University. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
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  3. ^ "Paul Gigot at the Wisconsin Historical Society". Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

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