Paul Gigot

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Paul Anthony Gigot (jee-GOH; born May 24, 1955) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative political commentator and the editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the moderator of the public affairs television series Journal Editorial Report, a program reflecting the Journal's editorial views which airs on Fox News Channel.

Early life

Paul Gigot was born in San Antonio, Texas, and he and his family moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin not long afterwards. He graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in DePere, Wisconsin in 1973.1

He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1977, where he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth.

Career

Prior to becoming an editor at the Wall Street Journal, Gigot spent 14 years writing the column "Potomac Watch". His career at the Journal began in 1980, when he became a reporter covering Chicago, Illinois. Two years later he became the paper's Asia correspondent in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong in 1984, Gigot was placed in charge of The Wall Street Journal Asia.

From 1986 - 1987, Gigot served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan.

During the 1990s, he was a regular guest on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, appearing in the program's weekly political analysis segment, opposite Mark Shields, the regular liberal pundit.

Notes

  1. ^ "Paul Gigot at the Wisconsin Historical Society". Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

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