Paul Anthony Gigot (/dʒiːˈɡoʊ/; born May 24, 1955) is an American
Pulitzer Prize winning conservative political commentator and 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
Fox News Channel.
1 Early life
4 External links
Paul Gigot was born in San Antonio, Texas, and he and his family moved
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Green Bay, Wisconsin not long afterward. He is Roman Catholic and
attended Catholic schools for 12 years. He graduated from Abbot
Pennings High School in
De Pere, Wisconsin
De Pere, Wisconsin in 1973.
He graduated summa cum laude from
Dartmouth College in 1977, where
he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth.
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.
Hong Kong in 1984, Gigot was placed in charge of The Wall
Street Journal Asia.
From 1986 to 1987, Gigot served as a
White House Fellow
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.
In 2000, Gigot won a
Pulitzer Prize for his weekly Potomac Watch
column in The Wall Street Journal, and became Journal's editorial-page
editor in 2001.
Paul Gigot has been described as leading a 'fatwa' against the 2012
Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, via the editorial pages
of The Wall Street Journal.
In 2017, Gigot was alleged to have forced out junior colleague, Mark
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal the previous summer, after
Lasswell continued to publish op-eds critical of Donald Trump. Gigot
refused to comment on the personnel change.
Under Gigot's tenure as editorial page editor and vice president, The
Wall Street Journal's editorial page has been widely criticised for
its allegedly partisan, pro-Trump stance.
^ a b c McDougall, Connie (Spring 2003). "Breakfast With Paul Gigot".
Seattle Pacific University. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
^ Gigot, Paul A. (5 February 2011). "Packers part of growing up in
Green Bay". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 21 December
Paul Gigot at the Wisconsin Historical Society".
Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ Halperin, Mark; Heilemann, John (November 2013). Double Down: Game
Change 2012. Penguin. p. 137. ISBN 1101638702. Retrieved 21
^ Gray, Rosie (10 February 2017). "Conflict Over Trump Forces Out an
Opinion Editor at The Wall Street Journal". The Atlantic. Retrieved 21
^ Schwartz, Jason (30 October 2017). "Murdoch-owned outlets bash
Mueller, seemingly in unison". Politico. Retrieved 21 December
^ Pompeo, Joe (1 November 2017). ""A Different Level of Crazy": Is
Civil War Breaking Out in
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Over the Editorial
Board's Coverage of Mueller?". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 21 December
^ Salam, Reihan (31 October 2017). "Why the Wall Street Journal Is
Calling for Robert Mueller's Ouster". Slate. Retrieved 21 December
Biography of Gigot on Opinion Journal
January 2005 editorial exhorting Republican policy leadership
Paul Gigot on IMDb
Appearances on C-SPAN
Works by or about
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Gigot at WisconsinHistory.org
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Pulitzer Prize for Commentary (1976–2000)
Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith (1976)
George Will (1977)
William Safire (1978)
Russell Baker (1979)
Ellen Goodman (1980)
Dave Anderson (1981)
Art Buchwald (1982)
Claude Sitton (1983)
Vermont C. Royster (1984)
Murray Kempton (1985)
Jimmy Breslin (1986)
Charles Krauthammer (1987)
Dave Barry (1988)
Clarence Page (1989)
Jim Murray (1990)
Jim Hoagland (1991)
Anna Quindlen (1992)
Liz Balmaseda (1993)
William Raspberry (1994)
Jim Dwyer (1995)
E. R. Shipp (1996)
Eileen McNamara (1997)
Mike McAlary (1998)
Maureen Dowd (1999)
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