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Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon joined Bloomberg News in 2012 as editor of Bloomberg View focusing on economic policy and regulatory issues.  Prior to that she had been with The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade. As a reporter with the Journal's Washington, D.C. bureau she covered economic policy, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and financial regulation. Ms. Solomon joined the Journal’s New York bureau in May 2000, covering technology and telecommunications.

In 2009, Ms. Solomon and other Journal reporters won a Gerald R. Loeb award in the breaking news category for articles covering the collapse of Lehman Brothers, as well as an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In the same year she was also part of a team that won in the spot news category at the annual National Headliner Awards for coverage of Wall Street’s collapse. Most recently, Ms. Solomon and other Journal reporters were finalists in the National Affairs category for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.

In 2003, Ms. Solomon was a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series of stories that exposed corporate scandals, elucidated them and brought them to life in compelling narratives. Ms. Solomon and a Journal colleague won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award in the spot enterprise category for their page-one story “Uncooking the Books.” She was also part of a team that won the 2003 Gerald Loeb Award for the paper's coverage of the WorldCom scandal.

Ms. Solomon began her journalism career as a reporter at the Birmingham Post Herald in 1994, moved to the Detroit Free Press in February 1996, joined the San Diego Union Tribune in May 1998 and five months later moved to the San Francisco Chronicle. Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, she had been a reporter for USA Today since November 1999.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Ms. Solomon earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from George Washington University.

Most Recent Appearances

  • August 5, 2011
    How did the economy get to this point & how will the debt deal effect the 2012 elections?