Pulitzer winner Daniel Gilbert joins WSJ

by September 20, 2010

A shot of Daniel Gilbert from a package about his series by the Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal has hired another Pulitzer winner, according to a staff memo from bureau chief Jennifer Forsyth, which was posted on Talking Biz News.

Daniel Gilbert, most recently a staff writer at the Bristol Herald Courier and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, will join the publication’s oil coverage team. His yearlong investigative reporting project on the natural gas industry found “widespread irregularities in the financial disclosure statements of elected officials,” according to his Pulitzer Prize bio page.

Gilbert will being working for the Wall Street Journal on Oct. 11 in the publication’s Dallas bureau and will then move to Houston.

The Washington Post also produced a package, “After Pulitzer win, the saga continues,” which provides and in-depth look at both Gilbert and his Pulitzer series.

This isn’t the first Public Service Pulitzer winner the Wall Street Journal has snatched up. The publication also hired 2009 winner, Alexandra Berzon, who wrote an in-depth series exploring construction safety for the Las Vegas Sun.