The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a book talk with author Gregory Zuckerman of The Wall Street Journal. In the past five years, the United States has seen a burst of oil and natural gas production. The Frackers looks beyond the headlines to show how the revolution really happened, the surprising wildcatters who made and lost billions, and the environmental and geopolitical impact on the nation and the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School as well as the Student Leadership & Ethics Board.


Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal and the author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, a national bestseller published November 2013 by Portfolio/Penguin Press about the nation’s move toward energy independence and  the drama behind it. He also is the author of The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller published in December 2010 by Crown Business, a division of Random House. The book has been translated in nine languages and was awarded book-of-the-year honors by the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

At the Journal, Mr. Zuckerman writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms, the energy revolution and other investing and business topics. In the past, Mr. Zuckerman wrote the widely read "Heard on the Street" column and covered the credit markets for the Journal.

In 2012, Mr. Zuckerman broke the story about the huge, disastrous trades by J.P. Morgan’s “London Whale.” In 2007, he was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb award -- the highest honor in business journalism -- for breaking news coverage of the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. He also was part of a team that won the 2003 Gerald Loeb award for breaking news coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom. Mr. Zuckerman was part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism award in 2008.

Mr. Zuckerman joined the Journal in 1996 after writing about media companies for the New York Post. Previously, he was the managing editor of Mergers & Acquisitions Report, a newsletter published by Investment Dealers' Digest. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1988, Magna Cum Laude.

He lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Linsanity in the winter.