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Q&A: Mark Maremont, Wall Street Journal

January 21, 2010

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Mark Maremont
Senior editor for the Wall Street Journal. His team won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its stories on the back-dating of options for executives.

Age: 51

Home: Needham, Mass.
What I do: Investigative reporting at the Wall Street Journal.
Hours worked per week: 35-70

Why I do what I do: I like to make a difference.

Favorite story I reported: Backdating stock options.

Biggest accomplishment: Pulitzer Prize.

Biggest mistake: Not becoming a lawyer.

Best advice for investigative business journalists: It’s all about the story idea.

What reporter’s work do you follow religiously and why: Dan Golden at Bloomberg, smartest reporter ever.

Who was your mentor: Gary Putka, former WSJ Boston bureau chief.

Last book read: ‘Lonesome Dove,’ by Larry McMurtry.

What I do for fun: Photography, bicycling.

Quote: “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, l but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.” — Mark Twain

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