Prior to his current job, Greg was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, most recently as chief economics correspondent in Washington. There he created Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal's online blog of Fed and economic news. Greg joined the Journal in 1996 as a reporter covering financial markets in New York.
Greg began his journalism career as a reporter for the Vancouver (B.C.) Sun from May to December 1989. He joined the Financial Post in Toronto, Ontario, in January 1990 and was an economics and financial reporter in Canada and later transferred to Washington, D.C., as a correspondent for the paper. In September 1995, Greg became a business and economics reporter for the Globe and Mail in Toronto.
In 2008, Greg with several colleagues won the William Brewster Styles Award in business and economics writing from the Scripps Howard Foundation for coverage of the mortgage and housing crisis. In March 2005, he won a Business Journalist of the Year award from the World Leadership Forum in the "Best Story on Economics" category for his two-part series on the legacy of Alan Greenspan. In 2002, The Wall Street Journal Staff was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for articles from the September 12, 2001, Journal. Greg and a Journal colleague wrote "Attacks Raise Fears of a Recession," one of the articles included in the prize-winning package. The Journal staff also received the Jesse Laventhol Prize for deadline news reporting from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and won a second place in the National Headliner Awards. In 1998, Greg received as part of a team of Journal reporters the Overseas Press Club's Malcolm Forbes Award for business reporting for their coverage of the Asian financial crisis. He was also a member of a team of reporters receiving the 1998 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award. The award in the spot news category was for coverage of the financial market drop of October 27, 1997.
A native of Canada, Greg received a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He lives in Bethesda, Md.
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