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Paul Gigot has been an influential figure at The Wall Street Journal since September 17, 2001, serving as the editorial page editor and host of “The Journal Editorial Report.” In this esteemed role, he oversees the newspaper’s editorials, op-ed articles, and Leisure & Arts criticism. Additionally, he provides editorial direction to the Journal’s Asian and European editions, as well as the OpinionJournal.com Web site.
Gigot’s tenure at The Wall Street Journal began in 1980 when he joined as a reporter in Chicago. Two years later, he assumed the role of Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. His exceptional reporting on the Philippines earned him an Overseas Press Club award. In 1984, he became the inaugural editorial page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal, also stationed in Hong Kong. After that, in 1987, he relocated to Washington, where he contributed editorials and wrote a weekly column on politics titled “Potomac Watch.” His insightful commentary in this column earned him the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2000.
A distinguished alumnus of Dartmouth College, Gigot graduated summa cum laude. During his time there, he served as the chairman of the daily student newspaper, showcasing his early passion for journalism. Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, Gigot worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong and National Review in New York, further enriching his experience and expertise in the field.