Mr Steve Stecklow
Senior Special Writer, News Editor
The Wall Street Journal,
Steve Stecklow is a senior special writer and news editor in the Boston bureau of The Wall Street Journal. He moved to Boston in July 2005 after spending seven years at the Journalˇ¦s London bureau as a global investigative reporter. Prior to that, he served as deputy bureau chief in the Journal's Boston bureau between March 1996 and July 1998. He joined the Journal in June 1993 as a Boston-based, national education reporter.
Mr. Stecklow has received numerous awards during his career. In April 2007, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service with three Wall Street Journal colleagues for a series of stories on backdated stock options. The stories won several other awards, including the $25,000 Ursula and Gilbert Farfel prize for investigative reporting from the Scripps Howard Foundation.
In 2003, Mr. Stecklow and a Journal colleague, Alix Freedman, were finalists for a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for a series on corruption in the United Nations oil-for-food program. The stories also won a prize from the United Nations Correspondents Association.
In 2001, Mr. Stecklow and Ms. Freedman received awards for their page-one story ˇ§Bottled Upˇ¨ about AIDS in Africa. They were recipients of the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist's Deadline Club Award for best business news series or investigative reporting, of the New York Press Club Award for business reporting and of the Exceptional Merit Media Award in the news story category from the National Women's Political Caucus.
Mr. Stecklow also won or shared the George Polk Award three times. He won it alone in 1996 for a series on a massive Ponzi scheme.
Mr. Stecklow began his journalism career in 1976 as a reporter at the Atlantic City Press in Pleasantville, N.J. He became a reporter at the Philadelphia Bulletin later that year. In 1981, he spent six months as a reporter at the Washington Star before joining the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he later became a national correspondent.
Mr. Stecklow also is an adjunct professor at Boston University where he teaches a course in investigative reporting.