Brian Grow is a senior writer at BusinessWeek. He works on BusinessWeek's special projects team, where he has a written a range of investigative feature stories about topics such as medical finance, digital currencies, counterfeit drugs, high-cost loans, and the trading of expired debt. Based in Atlanta, Grow joined BusinessWeek as a staff writer in 2004 covering retail, airlines, telecom, immigration, and computer security. In 2008, his series on the business of poverty was a finalist for a National Magazine Award and two Loeb Awards and won a Sigma Delta Chi Award, a National Press Club Award, a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award, and The James Aronson Award for Social Justice, among others.
Grow has also written for The Wall Street Journal and The Chicago Tribune. Prior to his journalism career, he was a government relations executive at Coca-Cola and Philip Morris in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has a bachelor's degree in political science and Russian language from the University of Notre Dame, and a master's degree in international economics and politics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.