Gretchen Morgenson
Gretchen Morgenson

Gretchen Morgenson, top financial journalist and 19-year New York Times veteran will join the Wall Street Journal later this month as senior special writer on its investigative team.

Gerald Baker, editor-in-chief of the WSJ, praised Morgenson as “one of the finest investigative journalists of her generation.

At the NYT, she covered financial scandals including Long Term Capital Management, Wells Fargo, as well as the global meltdown of 2008, which resulted in the book, “Reckless Endangerment” co-authored with Joshua Rosner

Earlier, Morgenson wrote for Forbes and rose to the financial editor slot. In 1996, she was press secretary for Steve Forbes’ presidential run.

At the WSJ, Morgenson will report to Mike Siconolfi, senior editor investigations, and Jenn Forsyth, deputy investigations editor.