Editorial Page Editor of The Wall Street Journal
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2002
TOPIC: An Editor's Perspective: The War on Terror and Its Effects on the Bush Presidency
Paul Gigot was recently named editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, effective September 17, 2001. He has written editorials for The Wall Street Journal for the past 17 years, and his weekly column on politics, which he started in 1987, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He also appears regularly on public television as a political analyst for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Mr. Gigot joined the Journal in 1980 as a reporter in Chicago, and in 1982 became the paper's Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. He won an Overseas Press Club award for his reporting on the Philippines. In 1984, he was named the first editorial page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal, also based in Hong Kong, contributing commentary to the U.S. and Asian editions of the Journal.
Mr. Gigot is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was chairman of the daily student newspaper. He has also worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong and National Review in New York. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.