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Paul Steiger

Paul Steiger (born August 15, 1942)[1] was managing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 until May 15, 2007.[2] After that, he was the founding editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica from 2008 through 2012.

Steiger was born in the Bronx to a Catholic family and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and Princeton, New Jersey.[1] He graduated from the Hun School of Princeton and was a member of Trumbull College at Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale News and Review and a member of Manuscript Society.[3] He worked for the Los Angeles Times from 1966 to 1983.[1]

He is currently the executive chairman of ProPublica.[4] He chaired the Committee to Protect Journalists and has won numerous journalism awards.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Hirschman, David S. (February 13, 2008). "So what do you do, Paul Steiger, Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica?". Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Journal Names Marcus Brauchli Managing Editor -
  3. ^ Staff. "Paul Steiger to Wed Jo Ann E. McKenna", The New York Times, February 20, 1964. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
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