Paul Steiger

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Paul Steiger (born August 15, 1942)[1] is an American journalist who served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 until May 15, 2007.[2] After that, he was the founding editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica from 2008 through 2012.

Steiger was born in the Bronx to a Catholic family and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and Princeton, New Jersey.[1] He graduated from the Hun School of Princeton and was a member of Trumbull College at Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale News and Review and a member of Manuscript Society.[3] He worked for the Los Angeles Times from 1966 to 1983.[1]

He is currently the executive chairman of ProPublica.[4] He chaired the Committee to Protect Journalists and has won numerous journalism awards.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[5]


  • 1974 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers for "Use by Some Banks of Loan Loopholes Worries Regulators"[6][7]
  • 1978 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers for "The Dollar: Its History and Current Woes"[6][8]
  • 2002 Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award[9][10]


  1. ^ a b c Hirschman, David S. (February 13, 2008). "So what do you do, Paul Steiger, Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica?". Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Journal Names Marcus Brauchli Managing Editor -
  3. ^ Staff. "Paul Steiger to Wed Jo Ann E. McKenna", The New York Times, February 20, 1964. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Leadership".
  5. ^ "Council on Foreign Relations".
  6. ^ a b "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "Winners selected for Loeb Awards". The New York Times. June 18, 1974. p. 58. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "More honors". Los Angeles Times. Vol. XCVII. May 29, 1978. p. 10 Part III. Retrieved February 14, 2019 – via
  9. ^ "Journal reporters win Loeb for Enron Coverage". The Wall Street Journal. June 26, 2002. p. B6.
  10. ^ Lowe, Mary Ann (June 25, 2002). "School presents coveted news awards". UCLA. Retrieved February 26, 2019.