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Mary Anastasia O'Grady — also published as Mary O'Grady — is an editor of the Wall Street Journal and member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board since 2005. She writes predominantly on Latin America and is a co-editor of the Index of Economic Freedom. She is a recipient of the Bastiat Prize.

Mary Anastasia O'Grady
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Mary Anastasia O'Grady

Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationEditor, columnist
EmployerThe Wall Street Journal



O'Grady earned a bachelor's degree in English from Assumption College and later received an M.B.A. from Pace University in financial management.[1]


Before her work for The Wall Street Journal, she was an options strategist for Advest, Thomson McKinnon Securities then Merrill Lynch, where she worked for 10 years.

In August 1995, O'Grady joined The Wall Street Journal and later became a senior editorial page writer for the journal in December 1999.[1] In November 2005, she was appointed as a member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board.[1]

She is also editor of "The Americas," a weekly column that appears every Monday and deals with politics, economics and business in Latin America and Canada while also serving as a member of the board of directors at Liberty Fund.[1]

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O'Grady was awarded the following honorary degrees:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mary O'Grady". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 August 2015.

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