Paul Gigot Profile
Paul Gigot is an American conservative political commentator and editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal. He also works on Fox News Channel where he serves as the moderator of the public affairs television series Journal Editorial Report which reflects the Journal’s editorial views.
Paul Gigot Education
Gigot is Roman Catholic and studied at Catholic schools for 12 years. He graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1973. In 1977, He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth.
Paul Gigot Career
Before becoming an editor at The Wall Street Journal, Gigot spent 14 years writing the column “Potomac Watch”. He started his career at the Journal in 1980, when he became a reporter covering Chicago, Illinois.
From the year 1986 to 1987, Gigot served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan. During the 1990s, Gigot was a regular guest on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, appearing in the program’s weekly political analysis segment, alongside Mark Shields, the regular liberal pundit.
In 2000, he won a Pulitzer Prize award for his weekly Potomac Watch column in The Wall Street Journal. He 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, he was alleged to have forced out junior colleague, Mark Lasswell, from The Wall Street Journal the previous summer, after Mark Lasswell continued to publish op-eds critical of Donald Trump. Gigot refused to comment on the personnel change.
Quick Facts About Paul Gigot
|Full Name||Paul Gigot|
|Age||66 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$ 1.98 million as of 2021.|
Paul Gigot Fox News
Gigot serves as the host of the weekly half-hour news program, the Journal Editorial Report which airs on the Fox News Channel. The Journal Editorial Report program reflects the Journal’s editorial views. In addition, he joined the Journal as a reporter in Chicago in 1980, and later in 1982 became the Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. He began serving as the host of the Journal Editorial Report on September 17, 2001.
He was assigned to Washington in 1987 where he contributed editorials and a weekly column on politics, Potomac Watch ” which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Paul Gigot Age
Gigot is 67 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 24, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 24th of May every year.
Paul Gigot Height
Gigot stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m) tall.
Paul Gigot Family
Gigot was brought up by his parents in San Antonio, Texas but later his family relocated to Green Bay, Wisconsin. However, he has not disclosed the name of his parents or those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Paul Gigot Wife / Paul Gigot Married
Gigot is currently single. He is a successful bachelor who has never been married before.
Paul Gigot Salary
Gigot earns an estimated Salary ranging from $69,000 to $90,000.
Paul Gigot Net Worth
Gigot has a net worth of $ 1.98 million as of 2021.
Paul Gigot Wall Street Journal (Wsj)
Since 2001, Gigot is the editorial page editor and vice president of The Wall Street Journal. In this capacity, he is responsible for the newspaper’s editorials, Leisure & Arts criticism, and op-ed articles and also directs the editorial pages of the Journal’s Asian and European editions and the OpinionJournal.com Web site.
In 1982, Gigot became the paper’s Asia correspondent in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong in 1984, he was placed in charge of The Wall Street Journal Asia.
Under his tenure as editorial page editor and vice president, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page has been widely criticized for its allegedly partisan, pro-Trump stance.