Paul A. Gigot
is a Pulitzer Prize
-winning conservative political commentator
and the editor
of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal
. He is also the moderator of the public affairs television series Journal Editorial Report
, a program reflecting the Journal
's editorial views which airs on Fox News Channel
Prior to becoming a Journal editor, Gigot spent fourteen years writing the column "Potomac Watch." His career at the newspaper began in 1980, when he became a Journal reporter covering Chicago, Illinois. Two years later he became the paper's Asia correspondent in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, Gigot was in 1984 placed in charge of The Wall Street Journal Asia.
During the 1990s, he was a regular pundit on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, appearing in the program's weekly political analysis segment, opposite Mark Shields, the regular liberal pundit.
Gigot graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977, where he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth.
Paul Gigot was born in San Antonio, TX in 1955, and he and his family moved to Green Bay, WI not long afterwards. He graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in DePere, WI in 1973. Wisconsin Historical Society