Jon Hilsenrath joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as a contributor in May 2014.
In addition to his role at FBN, Hilsenrath serves as the chief economics correspondent for the Wall Street Journal covering the Federal Reserve along with the United States and global economies. He joined the publication in 1997 and previously served as the Markets Editor, overseeing the global stock, bond and currency markets. Over the past decade, he has lead reporting on numerous stories ranging from the 1990s Asian financial crisis, to the tech boom, and the recent crisis in global debt markets. Prior to his time at the Journal, he served as a freelance reporter for the New York Times and Time Magazine and as a finance reporter for Knight-Ridder Financial News.
The New York Newspaper Association recognized Hilsenrath, along with a team of journalists, for distinguished business reporting in 2009 following their article “Lehman’s Demise: The Shock Heard Round The World.” He also received the Best of Knight-Bagehot Award for excellence in economics writing in 2003 for a package of stories on the global economy. His first-hand accounts and reporting of the September 11th terrorist attacks was a part of the Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the event. In addition, he was also part of a team of reporters to receive the Excellence in Business Reporting award in 2001 from the Society of Publishers in Asia.
A graduate of Duke University, Hilsenrath was also a summer fellow at the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. exchange student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his M.B.A. and a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to several books, including, Emerging Financial Markets by David Beim and Charles Calomiris, and Trading the Fundamentals by Michael Niemira.
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