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Gretchen C. Morgenson

Gretchen C. Morgenson covers Wall Street for The New York Times and writes the Market Watch column for the Sunday Money & Business section. She joined The Times as assistant business and financial editor in May 1998. She was previously assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine. In March 1996 she rejoined the magazine after serving as the press secretary for the Forbes for President campaign starting in September 1995.

From August 1993 to August 1995, Ms. Morgenson was the executive editor of Worth magazine. As the Number 2 editor, she oversaw all financial coverage. She also wrote a monthly investigative column called Full Disclosure.

From November 1986 to August 1993, she was an investigative business writer and editor at Forbes. One story she broke involved "anti-investor" practices at the Nasdaq stock market; the revelations were followed by Justice Department and S.E.C. investigations. Later, she oversaw the Forbes Washington bureau and several sections of the magazine on investing.

From January 1984 to November 1986, Ms. Morgenson was a staff writer at Money magazine.

She was a stockbroker for Dean Witter Reynolds in New York from September 1981 to January 1984.

She began her career at Vogue magazine as an assistant editor in August 1976. By the time she left the magazine, in July 1981, she was a writer and financial columnist.

In 2000, Ms. Morgenson won the ICI Education Foundation and American University School of Communication Journalism Award for excellence in personal finance reporting. She was also a member of The New York Times team that won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for deadline/beat reporting for articles in 1998 on the near collapse of Long Term Capital Management, the massive hedge fund whose troubles roiled the world's financial markets.

Born in State College, PA, on Jan. 2, 1956, Ms. Morgenson received a bachelor's degree in English and history in 1976 from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

She is the author of Forbes Great Minds Of Business, published by John Wiley in 1997, and co-author of The Woman's Guide to the Stock Market, published by Harmony Books in 1981.

She is married, has a son and lives in New York City.