Ellen Joan Pollock is an executive editor for Bloomberg Businessweek. Pollock, who came to BusinessWeek in July 2007, led the recent launch of the redesigned Personal Business section in print and online, and was an integral part of the team that directed the redesign of the magazine. Also under Pollock’s leadership, BusinessWeek published the special Business@Work double issue, which was the first of its kind for the magazine. Nearly 4,000 readers identified the topics covered in the issue and also submitted case studies, personal vignettes, and videos about the challenges they face at work.
Prior to joining BusinessWeek, Pollock worked at The Wall Street Journal for almost 18 years. Most recently, she was deputy Page One editor, responsible for managing the senior group of wordsmiths who make up the Page One staff, and editing many important pieces, including much of the series on corporate scandals that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. She also supervised a series about living with cancer that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting.
Previously, Pollock was a senior writer, reporting on such topics as corporate fraud, shareholder activism, and the Whitewater scandal, which she covered from New York, Washington, and Little Rock. Prior to joining the Journal as an editor specializing in legal issues in 1989, she was a reporter at The American Lawyer magazine and then editor of The Manhattan Lawyer, a weekly.
Her book, The Pretender: How Martin Frankel Fooled the Financial World and Led the Feds on One of the Most Publicized Manhunts in History, was published in January 2002 by Wall Street Journal Books/Simon & Schuster. Turks & Brahmins, her book about a revolution inside a Wall Street law firm, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1991.