Bradley Prize recipient Paul A. Gigot is a vice president and the editorial-page editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Gigot is responsible for the Journal’s editorials, op-ed articles, and “Leisure & Arts” criticism. He also directs the editorial pages of the paper’s Asian and European editions, as well as itsOpinionJournal.com website, and he moderates the weekly half-hour Journal Editorial Report on theFox News Channel.
After graduating from Dartmouth College, where he served as chairman of the daily student newspaper, Gigot began his career at National Review. A foundation grant then sent him to work in Asia for the Far Eastern Economic Review. In 1980, he joined the Journal as a reporter in Chicago covering banking and real estate. In 1982, he became the Journal’s Asia correspondent, based in Hong Kong, where he won an Overseas Press Club of America award for his coverage of the Philippines. He became the first editorial-page editor of The Wall Street Journal Asia in 1984.
Taking a one-year leave of absence from the Journal, Gigot was a White House Fellow in 1986-87 at The White House and the Treasury Department. He returned to the paper as a Washington-based editorial writer and “Potomac Watch” columnist, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000. He also became a regular political analyst on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Upholding the highest standards of his profession, Gigot produces the most-influential and widely read editorial page supporting free markets, liberty, and strong national security.